Pair of firedogs, Philippe Caffieri (le Jeune) (possibly), c. 1770

Pair of firedogs, Philippe Caffieri (le Jeune) (possibly), c. 1770

bronze (metal), h 39.1cm × w 25.1cm × d 15cm. More details

Firedogs were placed in the hearth as supports for the metal rods on which the logs of wood were laid. The poodle and the cat seem to be warming them-selves by the fire. The famous bronze-caster Philippe Caffieri is known to have made firedogs with such animals.

On display in room 1.9

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