27 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 2,750
A SET OF THREE VICTORIAN STEEL AND GILT-BRONZE FIRE IRONS
REGISTRATION DIAMOND FOR 1872, THE GRIPS AFTER ALFRED STEVENS
The grips modelled as seated lions, stamped with registration diamonds and the initials 'C.C.'
The shovel - 30½in. (77.5cm.) long (3)
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The lion design was conceived by Stevens (1817-1875) in about 1852 to cap the railings outside the British Museum
Diane Bilbey 'British Sculpture 1470-2000 at the V&A' London 2002. Catalogue entries 654-656
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