286 lb decorated Church Windows anvil circa 1780

$1,200  286 lb decorated Church Windows anvil circa 1780 (#8A5) German blacksmith anvil for sale

286 lb decorated Church Windows anvil circa 1780, french style base and windows, with chiseled blacksmith anvil for sale.

286 lb decorated Church Windows blacksmith anvil circa 1780, french style base and windows, with chiseled anvil for sale.

286 lb decorated Church Windows anvil – Description

As we see the base on this 286 lb decorated Church Windows anvil is heavier and wider than the top surface. The earliest church windows anvils had the heaviest bases. From the style of the base and windows this anvil could be French or it could be German with French influence.  Together with the size of the hardy hole and the base decorations we would estimate a date of manufacture about 1780.  The anvil was used from that time until a piece of the top plate finally gave up.

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286 lb decorated Church Windows anvil circa 1780, french style base and windows, with chiseled blacksmith anvil for sale.

286 lb decorated Church Windows blacksmith anvil circa 1780, french style base and windows, with chiseled anvil for sale.

Decorative Bands

Here is the evidence. Clearly the men making this anvil treasured it enough to decorate it so. On the other end they repeated the decorative band. Today only a few devout craftsmen decorate their tools.

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286 lb decorated Church Windows anvil circa 1780, french style base and windows with chiseled design, early blacksmith anvil for sale.

286 lb decorated Church Windows blacksmith anvil circa 1780, french style base and windows, with chiseled anvil for sale.

Hand forged back side

Even the back of this anvil is unique and interesting.  Call  Josh: Call  Josh:   804 861 2788    Cell: 804 721 8100   email us  or contact us on Facebook