An 18th century cast iron armorial fire-back, French
Lot 519
A mid-18th century cast iron armorial fire-back, French
Sold for £562 (US$ 873) inc. premium

Lot Details
A mid-18th century cast iron armorial fire-back, French
Of ogee-arched form, centred by a scroll-edged cartouche enclosing a pair of accolly armorial ovals, one cast with a crowned lion rampant, the other with a salamander surrounded by flames, all between a pair of greyhound supporters and edged with bellflower-cast pilasters, 80cm wide x 82cm high

Footnotes

  • The male side of this accolly pair of cartouches (showing a red shield charged with a lion rampant sporting a crown) beneath the coronet of a count (showing nine pearls set on the rim of a circlet) is probably for a Poitevin family, either that of Aviau de Piolant of Tour, or Gazeau, Comtes de la Bouere.

    The female side (showing a blue shield charged with a salamander in flames) is possibly either for Sallonier de Chaligny of Nivernais (whose shield is a golden salamander bedded in red hot fire on a blue shield) or Jouvet of Auvergne (whose shield is a flaming gold salamander on a blue shield).
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