Antique Swedish Dog Form Cast Iron Umbrella Stand
Our Victorian era cast iron umbrella stand in the form of a form of a whimsical dog (apparently a Chihuahua) holding riding crop (whip) in its mouth with leaf-form drip pan, is in the style of works coming from Coalbrookdale, England. Cast by J. & C.G. Bolinder of Stockholm, circa 1890-1900.
According to Grace's Guide to British Industrial History, the firm was founded in 1844 by Jean Bolinder (1813-1899) and Carl Gerhard Bolinder (1818-1892) under the name of J. & C. G Bolinder Mechanical Workshop at Klara Lake at Kungsholmen in Stockholm. They designed and produce a wide range of cast iron products, including stoves, cookware, engines, and decorative domestic items such as this umbrella stand, plus garden furniture, jardinieres and such that were normally based on English models. According to Sheppard's Irish Auction House of County Laois, the 1875 Coalbrookdale Castings Catalogue featured this design in section II, No. 214, and in subsequent catalogues.