Item no. 28164
|Occupation: Building and construction trades|
Sample of a wrought-iron window grille designed by ornamental ironworkers in the 15th century.
Ornamental ironworkers learned their trades as apprentices, and upon finishing became members of the craft guild--a precursor to the craft unions of the 19th century.
Photo courtesy of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers.
See this image in the On High: Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Ironworkers exhibit.