Sunflowers with an Aesthetic Movement spin. Thomas Jeckyll, designer (1827-1881). Pioneer of the Japonaiserie that was so popular at the time.

Fireplace insert (detail).
Fireplace insert (detail). ca. 1873. but Anglo-Japanese in style. Gilded cast brass. Designed by Jeckyll and made by Barnard, Bishop and Barnard. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fair use license. via https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O129227/fireplace-surround-jeckyll-thomas/
Andirons (sunflower detail). ca. 1878-1884.
Andirons (sunflower detail). ca. 1878-1884. Cast brass. Designed by Jeckyll. Manufactured by Barnard, Bishop & Barnard. Image © Copyright Toovey’s 2017-2019. Fair use license. via https://www.tooveys.com/lots/295285/a-rare-pair-of-late-victorian-aesthetic-period-cast-brass-sunflower-andirons/

Sunflower gates, main entrance, Heigham Park  Norwich, England.
Sunflower gates, main entrance, Heigham Park Norwich, England. Contemporary gates made with reclaimed ironwork from the Chapel Field pagoda which was heavily damaged by bombing during World War II having been originally designed by Thomas Jeckyll to be used as the gates to the Heigham Park tennis court. In this location since 2004. via https://www.flickr.com/photos/lwr/2330430271
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