A cast iron fireback
Lot 263
A cast iron fireback
Sold for £75 (US$ 127) inc. premium
Lot Details
A cast iron fireback
Of arched form, depicting, in low relief, the scene of two men carrying a massive bunch of grapes, flanked by initials, GK within a fruiting vine border, and the date 1700 85cm high 33" high)

Footnotes

  • The scene depicted is from The Old Testament, Numbers, chapter 13. Moses was following God's instruction to find land for the tribes of Israel. Moses and the tribes were pitched in the wilderness of Paran. He sent out spies to Canaan to find out if the land could support the tribes. It happened to be the season of the grape harvest. In Hebron, at the Brook of Eshkol they "cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff".
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