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Catchings Miniature Anvil Collection

Swan Forge Miniature Anvil

Samples from the John Catchings Collection

Photos provided by John Catchings, Swan Forge, digitally processed by Jock Dempsey.

John sent me thses photos in response to a question I had regarding the design and manufacture of a collectable miniature anvil. These rarely seen pieces, from a world class collection, are an education in high quality miniature anvils.

Miniature anvils are made for a variety of purposes. Most are advertising pieces, many are tourist souvenirs, other commerative pieces and a few small bench and jeweler's anvils. But some are high art pieces made as gifts or desk art.

Miniature antique collectable.



1.   1920 German Commerative Anvil
Beautifully hand engraved anvil with base.
Miniature antique collectable.


2.   1860-1920 German Commerative Anvil
Painted and engraved anvil with WH monogram.
Antique Mauser Firarms Anvils


3.   Mauser Desk Anvil
From the famous German fire arms company offices.
Silver retirement gift


4.   Williamsburg Retirement Anvil
Silver anvil given only to retiring Master Smiths from Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.
Swan forge anvil


5.   Swan Forge Anvil
Designed by John Catchings for his shop, Swan Forge.
Argentinian Antique Anvil


6.   Advertising Anvil with Nude
Unusual antique art piece from Argentina.
Antique made in FRANCE


7.   French Advertising Anvil
Antique brass advertising anvil.
Antique miniature anvil


8.   Detroit Stove Works Anvil
Custom brass advertising anvil.
Antique whiskey advertizing anvil


9.   Old Anvil Whiskey
St. Louis Importing Company, St. Louis, Missouri.
Collectible antique brass anvil


10.   Deoxidized Metal Company
Custom brass advertising anvil.
Hardware store advertising anvil


11.   Hoffman Hardware Anvil
Small custom brass advertising anvil on stand.


12.   Bronze Tuyeres Anvil
Custom brass advertising anvil.
brass adverting anvil from


13.   C. H. Benton Hardware Co. Anvil
Graceful brass advertisng anvil


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