Item no. 28164
Occupation: Building and construction trades
Collection: Other

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.

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