Antique Metalware Blog

New AMS Website

Welcome to the new version of the Antique Metalware Society website. Regular users of the website will notice several improvements and enhancements, the main difference being the inclusion of a gallery of items, described...

Cresset

Today I visited a local museum and they asked me to look at a mystery object. It is made from wrought iron, we think it was mounted to a wall and most likely a...

Mystery Item

I was wondering if I could send an enquiry to the members of AMS. Here at the National Museum in Gdansk we have a very unusual object. I attach three  images, apologies for the...

Worshipful Company of Drapers Plaque

Material: Cast iron Dimensions: Height: 25cm / 10in, Width: 23cm / 7in Place of Origin: United Kingdom Date: Probably 19th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This cast iron plaque...

Scottish Paktong Snuffbox

Material: Paktong Dimensions: Length: 7.3cm / 2⅞ in, Width: 4.5cm / 1¾ in Place of Origin: Probably Scotland Date: 1811 Maker or Retailer: Possibly Walter Malcom Present Location: Private collection Explanation: The snuffbox has...

French Rococo Candlesticks

Material: Bronze with traces of gilding (ormolu) Dimensions: Height: 25cm / 9⅞ in, Base diameter: 14cm / 5½ in Place of Origin: France Date: 1745 – 1749 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private...

French ‘Henri II’ Candlestick

Material: Copper alloy, probably bronze Dimensions: Height: 30cm / 11 ¾ in, Base diameter: 20.4cm / 8in Place of Origin: France Date: Mid-16th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This...

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