mid c19th castiron stickstand depicting the young hercules

Mid C19th cast-iron stick-stand depicting the young Hercules .


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Item Ref

ML 185


Mid C19th cast-iron stick-stand depicting the young Hercules .
Highly decorative cast-iron stick or umbrella stand retaining 90% of its original polychrome paint finish . The infant Hercules is depicted wrestling a serpent or snake , which is coiled around him and forms the hoop for the sticks or umbrellas.
The lift-out drip-tray is modelled as grassy undergrowth , whilst the infant figure has foliage behind .
This design was registered by Edwin and Theophilus Smith of Sheffield circa 1860 and is based on the Greek mythological story of the infant Hercules surviving the attempt to murder him .
In good original condition , minor chip to edge of drip-tray and the snake's head possibly an old replacement.
H 30"
W 20"
D 10"
England c.1860
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
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Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 185


Height = 75 cm (30")
Width = 50 cm (20")
Depth = 25 cm (10")

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