A pair of mid-17th century sheet brass and iron andirons, English
With discoid tops on shaped stems and pierced integral bracket feet, each with an 'L'-shaped rear support, 60.5cm high, (2)
A similar pair sold Christie's, 9th March 2010, Lot 427.
Literature: For a similar pair of andirons stamped by the maker 'C.A.', a mark also recorded on trumpet-based brass candlesticks and a shovel, see Roderick Butler, A Study Collection of Marked Domestic Brass and Other Base Metalware (2001), p. 21.