A large, reclaimed, cast iron swans nest fire basket with tall fire dogs with fire bars. The basket is of a good size and has traditional style spikes at the front and the two sides. The basket has a "swans nest" dip in the centre for logs. The basket is paired with very nice, decorative, traditional style fire dogs with arched feet and basket style finials. The bars where the basket rest have a twist design. The front of the fire dogs have several solid hooks for attaching the two heavy iron fire bars with ball finials at each end. The iron has been blacked and polished and has a rich colour. The basket is reclaimed and therefore has some signs of use and wear. The cast iron has some casting marks and some pitting. The basket finials at the top of the fire dogs are bent slightly and tilt a little. Please see pictures for condition details. The basket has a very interesting look and would make a fantastic feature in a fireplace.
Basket overall outer measurements 61.3cm x 36cm
Width from left of left fire dog to right of right fire dog 71cm approx
Length of fire dog 42.5cm
Height of fire dog 55.5cm approx
Fire dog arched foot width 18.5cm
Height of basket on fire dogs 20cm