|courtesy www.rijksmuseum.nl BK-16903-B|
- probably from 1770
- probably by Philippe Caffieri the Younger
- not the half that's a poodle
- definitely beautiful
Firedogs help support the framework upon which the logs are piled in a fireplace. What a clever, elegant move to make them in the shape of animals enjoying the heat and light. That's typical for their time; 1770 would be during the ascendancy of Rococo, a playful, delicate and lyrical style.