286 lb battered church windows anvil circa 1800

$900 – 286 lb battered church windows anvil circa 1800 (#9A8)  Call  Josh:   804 861 2788    Cell: 804 721 8100   email us  or contact us on Facebook

286 lb battered church windows blacksmith anvil, early 1800's, dated and stamped maker's mark, blacksmith anvil for sale.

286 lb battered church windows anvil, early 1800’s, dated and stamped maker’s mark, blacksmith anvil for sale.

286 lb battered church windows anvil circa 1800 – Description

Here we have a 286 lb battered church windows anvil forged by men who took great pride in their work. In addition they  had  a feeling for beauty rarely found today.  On the left of the chest just above the brow you can clearly see the 18. On the far right you can see the other half of the date but it’s illegible. Upon completion the blacksmiths dated the anvil and elegantly stamped their maker’s mark 3 times, left, center , and right just above the brow. On close inspection it looks like a W in a circle in a square. Clearly the 3 stepped base is heavier and a little wider than the top plate.  Typically this anvil geometry is dates earlier than 1800. Call  Josh:   804 861 2788    Cell: 804 721 8100   email us  or contact us on Facebook

286 lb battered church windows anvil, early 1800's, dated and stamped maker's mark, blacksmith anvil for sale.

286 lb battered church windows blacksmith anvil, early 1800’s, dated and stamped maker’s mark, blacksmith anvil for sale.

The top view

On the left side the blacksmiths hammered  until the top plate fell off.  Then they drilled 4 holes in the top plate, perhaps to support rivets during assembly. Cleary generations of blacksmiths pounded down the saddle and wore every surface. at this point what is left truly one of a kind. Here we see the elegance, beauty, and character that only age has.  Call  Josh:   804 861 2788    Cell: 804 721 8100   email us  or contact us on Facebook

286 lb battered church windows anvil, early 1800's, dated and stamped maker's mark, beaten and worn into a piece of unique sculture.

286 lb battered church windows blacksmith anvil, early 1800’s, dated and stamped maker’s mark.

The back side

In this photo the back of this anvil  is almost flat. Normally these older anvils were laid down on their back to work hot iron on the church windows shapes. Call  Josh:   804 861 2788    Cell: 804 721 8100   email us  or contact us on Facebook