A very rare cast iron fireplace tool set with caddy includes tongs, poker, and shovel. The caddy in enameled in black over a white primer, a clue to help dating of the set. The caddy is formed of rectilinear lines with a bird with large plumes in the center. Each of the tools has a ring for either grabbing or hanging. Tool handles have twisted shafts with simple decoration on the squared portions. The tools appear to be hand forged. Although there is noticeable chipping of the paint - perhaps 10-15% - it is most handsome and fine specimen of 3d quarter 19th century iron work.
Dimension: 17" caddy