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Fire-basket

Label Text

Before he had begun to design interiors like the dining room at 49 Prince's Gate, Thomas Jeckyll had designed decorative metal objects, primarily fireplace implements, for the Norwich firm Barnard, Bishop & Barnards. The sunflower andirons that he designed for the Peacock Room were intended to flank this cast-iron fire basket, whose Japanese-inspired designs repeat the patterns carved into the spindle shelving Jeckyll created to showcase the blue-and-white porcelain collection of his patron, Frederick R. Leyland.

Object Name

Fire basket

Dated

ca. 1876

Medium

Cast-iron and brass

Dimensions

HxWxD: 48.3 x 52.4 x 33.3 cm

City

Norwich

Country

England

Credit Line

Purchase

Iteration

1

Wall

North

Artist

Thomas Jeckyll (1827-1881)

Title

Fire-basket

Object Number

FSC-M-74

Image

http://141.217.97.109/plugins/Dropbox/files/peacock-jpg/JPEG/FSC-M-74.jpg

Collection

Citation

Thomas Jeckyll (1827-1881), "Fire-basket," in The Peacock Room, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Accession No. FSC-M-74, Item #3070, http://peacockroom.wayne.edu/items/show/3070 (accessed September 26, 2017).