Rare Gordon Russell fire tools/stand
Rare Cotswold School set of copper/bronze Arts & Crafts fire tools on their original stand on stylised quadruped base, by Gordon Russell of Broadway, c1925; very much a reworking of earlier designs by Ernest Gimson. Comprising brush, poker, tongs, shovel and stand.
A similar set was exhibited at The Fine Art Society 2002 exhibition “Pastoral” p60 exh 55. Another similar set is in the collection of the Cheltenham Museum & Art Gallery; see their publication, “Simplicity or Splendour......Objects from the Cheltenham Collections” p156, fig 184 Cat. 206, listed as being designed by Gordon Russell and made by Harry Gardiner c1924.
Overall height approx 24.