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Fireplace Surround

A work made of cast iron.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of cast iron.

Date:

c. 1875

Artist:

Designed by Thomas Jeckyll (English, 1827-1881)
Made by Barnard, Bishop & Barnards (Norwich, England, 1826-1908)

About this artwork

Throughout the 1870s, Thomas Jeckyll designed a variety of Japonesque fireplace surrounds for the Norwich iron manufactory Barnard, Bishop and Barnards. The design for this surround was registered in 1874. Surrounds like this were so popular that the firm and designer opted to stamp this version with their emblematic signatures embedded within the design. This helped to ensure authenticity in a period when designs were still widely copied by competing manufactories. The design utilizes circular discs, called mon after Japanese heraldic emblems. When observed closely, the emblems for Barnard, Bishop and Barnards (four bees) and Thomas Jeckyll (a double moth motif) can be found in two mon in the upper register.

Status

On View, Gallery 246

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Thomas Jeckyll (Designer)

Title

Fireplace Surround

Origin

Norwich

Date

Made 1870–1880

Medium

Cast iron

Dimensions

38 1/8 × 36 1/4 × 2 1/4 in. (97 × 92 × 5.7 cm)

Credit Line

Major Acquisitions Fund

Reference Number

2003.320

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