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Antique Fire Baskets and Dogs

Jamb Playfair baskets and dogs

Playfair

The nickel Playfair fire basket reflects the Rococo style of the mid 18th Century. In 1751, a Swedish chemist, A. F. Constedt, invented the nickel, or ‘German silver’ – an alloy of copper and zinc – from which this fire basket is made. The pierced serpentine apron is decorated with a phoenix, the ‘fabulous bird of the classics’ that rose from the ashes. Available in polished brass, steel or nickel.

Height 23 5/8 inches (60cm) Width 21 inches (54.6cm)
Depth 12 inches (32cm)