A 19th Century Cast Iron Stick Stand Of Young Hercules & The Snake
A 19th century cast iron stick stand featuring a young Hercules & the snake. With a bronzed surface and removable drip tray, the stick stand is of superb quality. It has a Victorian diamond registration mark to the reverse and a makers mark for E & T Smith, Sheffield. In Greek mythology, Hera the jealous wife of Zeus, arranged for two serpent’s to be sent to kill the young Hercules as he had been born to Alcmena by Zeus. The child Hercules though was too strong for the snakes and killed them by his own hand.