A rare Regency brass-inlaid wrought iron or steel skewer holder, dated 1817, with ten skewers

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Lot 93
A rare Regency brass-inlaid wrought iron or steel skewer holder, dated 1817, with ten skewers

Sold for £ 3,125 (US$ 3,928) inc. premium
A rare Regency brass-inlaid wrought iron or steel skewer holder, dated 1817, with ten skewers
Having a flat balustroid stem inlaid in brass with a sun rendered with features including a frown, above the initials 'EF', and the date '1817', with four scattered six-pointed stars, topped by an integral disc finial pierced for hanging, and issuing at its base a pair of curved prongs, 17.5cm wide x 16cm high (6.5in wide x 6in high), together with twelve iron skewers, probably associated, of tapering flat-form, all pierced to their disc tops, the longest 23.5cm high (9in high); the shortest 13cm high (5in high), (13)

Footnotes

  • See J. Seymour Lindsay, Iron & Brass Implements of the English House (1970), Figures 185 - 187. An American example with a similarly-shaped stem, from Salem, is illustrated ibid., Figure 440.

    See also H. P. & N. Schiffer, Antique Iron (1979), p. 225.

    Many brass-inlaid skewer holders are also found in America, and attributed to Pennsylvania. See, for instance, Christie's, 10th - 11th June 1994, Lot 244 [£4,830], which was a skewer holder inlaid 'E.R.' and '1806'.
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A rare Regency brass-inlaid wrought iron or steel skewer holder, dated 1817, with ten skewers
A rare Regency brass-inlaid wrought iron or steel skewer holder, dated 1817, with ten skewers
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