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An outstanding pair of maritime andirons manufactured by the Titus Foundry, Petersburg, Virginia. Each depicting a 19th century sailor on crow’s nest holding rigging on plinth with anchor, blubber spade, bails and barrels. Embossed #20 on the inside of the casting and repeated on the side of the fire dog. SIZE: 25 1/2 inches tall x 22-1/4 inches deep. These andirons are in like-new condition and never used!
Provenance provided by the previous owner, a Petersburg, Virginia resident and former employee of the foundry, this was one of ten pairs cast at the foundry and were the last of these to be produced. They were available in two sizes with these being the largest. He purchased three sets at that time and these were one of the three. The Titus foundry closed in 1962.
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