The Fox and the Stork Fireback

The fable of the fox and the stork (Jean de la Fontaine 1621-1695). The fox invites the stork to eat out. He gives him soup in a flat plate, so the stork in unable to drink anything. He leaves no marks, but broods on revenge. Not long after he invites the fox for a return visit. The fox smells it: meat! But unfortunately, the meal is served in a vase with a long neck. This time the fox has to go home sober.
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Age 18th century
Style Louis XV/Georgian
Origin France
Width 38.5 cm |15.2 inches
Height 51.0 cm |20.1 inches
Depth 2.0 cm |0.8 inches
Weight 10 kg |22 lbs
Materials Cast iron
Color Black
Condition ***

Classification: ***: Very good condition, limited wear given the age and use. **: Clear signs of wear and possible structural problems including small instabilities. Still well suited for use in an open fireplace. *: Structural instability that hinders function other than decorative. For example, open fireplace tongs with a loose mechanism so that the ends can overlap. A fireback in this classification can still be used in a gas fireplace or as a backsplash. Should you want additional information about the quality or the classification of a specific fireplace accessory, do not hesitate to ask.

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