Norman & Ernest Spittle Fire Dogs
A set of wrought iron fire dogs made by Norman & Ernest Spittle, circa 1900.
This design, almost certainly by Norman Spittle, appeared in an article about the firm in The Furniture Record and the Furnisher from December 1902. It also appears in the Norman and Ernest Spittle and Art Fittings Ltd catalogues from around 1905.
The simple yet elegant design is typical of this largely unsung firm.
Dimensions: 18 1/2″ by 9″ wide and 10″ deep
Condition: One dog is slightly misshapen relative to the other. There is some loss of the original black finish and light rusting on the back legs.