A stunning late Victorian cast iron door porter / fireside ornament in the form of a seated sighthound. Featured in a collar and chain on a waisted and fluted base the hound has one foot supporting a shield.
The base bears a lozenge registration stamp and is inscribed 'E & T SMITH, SHEFFIELD'
Rarely available, this is in perfect condition and would be a conversation piece in any home. A truly striking piece!
During the period 1842-1883 the British Patent Office issued a diamond mark along with the registration number when a design was registered.
As well as showing that the design had been registered, the diamond mark offered the buyer the reassurance of knowing an item was of British design. It also assured the person registering the design a degree of protection from copying. The protection was dependent on the type of material and the class in which the product was placed.
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