One of a large quantity of mid Victorian stoneware corbels by Joseph Cliff and Sons, Wortley, Leeds (some stamped)

Removed from a Gasworks building, Old Kent Road, London

Stock code: 26427

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each corbel cast with an acanthine clasp,

Dimensions: 39cm (15¼") High, 18cm (7") Wide, 26cm (10¼") Deep

Joseph Cliff (1806-1879) Joseph Cliff, the founder of a brick works at Wortley, owned Micklefield Colliery near Leeds with his four sons. After Rowland Winn persuaded him to try his hand at mining ironstone, Cliff built the furnaces of the Frodingham Iron Company, producing iron from May 1865 charging it with coke from another of his business interests at Penistone. Frodingham was the most successful of the six original ironworks and the first to make steel in 1890. Joseph Cliff (1841-1914) Joseph Cliff, the second son of the Leeds brick maker, was appointed manager of the Frodingham Ironworks in 1866 aged just 25. During his time as manager Cliff made many improvements and continued to visit long after Mannaberg became Managing Director in 1904. Joseph Cliff (1806-1879) Joseph Cliff, the founder of a brick works at Wortley, owned Micklefield Colliery near Leeds with his four sons. After Rowland Winn persuaded him to try his hand at mining ironstone, Cliff built the furnaces of the Frodingham Iron Company, producing iron from May 1865 charging it with coke from another of his business interests at Penistone. Frodingham was the most successful of the six original ironworks and the first to make steel in 1890. Joseph Cliff (1841-1914) Joseph Cliff, the second son of the Leeds brick maker, was appointed manager of the Frodingham Ironworks in 1866 aged just 25. During his time as manager Cliff made many improvements and continued to visit long after Mannaberg became Managing Director in 1904. Joseph Cliff (1806-1879) Joseph Cliff, the founder of a brick works at Wortley, owned Micklefield Colliery near Leeds with his four sons. After Rowland Winn persuaded him to try his hand at mining ironstone, Cliff built the furnaces of the Frodingham Iron Company, producing iron from May 1865 charging it with coke from another of his business interests at Penistone. Frodingham was the most successful of the six original ironworks and the first to make steel in 1890. Joseph Cliff (1841-1914) Joseph Cliff, the second son of the Leeds brick maker, was appointed manager of the Frodingham Ironworks in 1866 aged just 25. During his time as manager Cliff made many improvements and continued to visit long after Mannaberg became Managing Director in 1904.

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