Brass footman from Neath sold
Folk art brass fireside footman /Trybedd i’r pentan
This footman is made from an old sign from the Ynysarwed Colliery, Neath Valley South Wales. The name of the colliery is partially visible on the underside.
Brass footmans and similar items of folk art such as
trivets and mantel ornaments were often made from
waste metal and brass in the colliery workshops.
Neath Valley circa 1890
20″ w x 18″ d x 13½” h / 50.8cm w x 45.7cm d x 34.3cm h
Further reading – Peoples Art working class art from 1750 to the
present day by Emmanuel Cooper Mainstream Publishing 1994.