Firedog in the form of a Male Figure
Alfred Stevens (1817-1875)
Bronze on black marble based
14 x 14 inches (37 x 36 cm.) on 2cm. base
The works were cast and produced by Henry E. Hoole & Co., Sheffield, for whom Stevens served as chief designer from 1850, and "his grates, stoves, and fenders were acclaimed at the Great Exhibtion, London 1851, Paris Universisal Exhibition, 1855, and at London, 1862, wining many awards" (94).
This firedog is part of a pair: the other one
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