Large 18 ½ inch (47cm) wrought iron dividers dating from circa 1700, most likely made in Nuremburg or Augsburg. The dividers feature a hexagonal globe head and elaborate S-curve decoration throughout. A fine hand wrought arc shaped wing nut fixes the free leg in place. Beautifully decorated with elegant file worked details and decorative lines. A small makers mark in the form of a clover leaf can be seen on one side. In excellent condition with good patina, fully functional.
A rare and very ornate example of late 17th century or early 18th century German iron work.
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