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Fire Poker and Tongs

A work made of steel.

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  • A work made of steel.

Date:

c. 1910

Artist:

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish, 1868-1928)
Scotland

About this artwork

In response to the increased popularity of open fireplaces in the late 19th century, many architects designed fireplace equipment as part of more comprehensive domestic design programs. The design of this fire poker and tongs was first used for one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s most famous commissions, Hill House, in Helensburgh, Scotland.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Designer)

Title

Fire Poker and Tongs

Origin

Scotland

Date

Made 1905–1915

Medium

Steel

Dimensions

Poker: 34.3 × 13.3 × 3.8 cm (13 1/2 × 5 1/4 × 1 1/2 in.) Tongs: 34.3 × 5.7 × 1.3 cm (13 1/2 × 2 1/4 × 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Levy in Honor of John and Neville Bryan

Reference Number

2011.4a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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