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made in Edinburgh

Postcard of Finial.
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This wrought iron finial was made by the Edinburgh ironworks firm of Thomas Hadden. It dates from the late 19th or early 20th century.

The finial is in the shape of a poppy with four petals and a central stamen.

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Scottish firms such as Haddens underwent a revival due to increasing interest in Scottish styles and workmanship of wrought iron. This tradition had declined earlier in the 19th century due to mass production of cheaper cast iron.

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Online ID: 000-100-104-384-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.QIC 86
Date: Late 19th - early 20th century
Late 19th or early 20th century
Material: Wrought iron
Who: Thomas Hadden Ironworks, Edinburgh (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Description: Wrought iron finial shaped as a poppy with four petals and a central stamen, from Hadden Ironworks, Edinburgh, late 19th or early 20th century
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