Lot 12 (Garden and Natural History Live Auction, 1st October 2019)

Sold for £3,800

Lot details

Garden seats: A pair of rare Fiske foundry cast iron seats

American, late 19th century

107cm long

Joseph Winn Fiske established an ornamental ironworks in 1858 in New York. The firm grew quickly and made all manner of products in cast iron, zinc, wirework and wrought iron. The company specialised in garden ornament but sadly not all items were stamped. It is believed that the Company ceased to trade in 1933. This seat pattern is illustrated in their early 20th century catalogue as No 204. (See engraving)