Photo supplied by Bernard Tappel, digital processing by by Jock Dempsey
Bernard Tappel, Osage Bluff Blacksmith Shop, took this photo at the 2008 BAM International conference. - Originally reported "source unknown".
Phil Cox commented that he did not think these two pieces were ever in the same place, the large one in the gallery, and the small one in the auction. But somehow they were photographed together.
The best that can be determined about the sizes is from the presumed 3 x 5" card the anvils are setting on.
This makes the large one about 7" (~180mm) long and the small one only 3" (~75mm).
These are beautifully forged.
The larger one still has loose scale on it indicating the accuracy of the forging.
Marking on the face of the small anvil:
25 POUND LITTLE GIANT
1908 - 2008
Both anvils are deeply marked with Phil's overlapping PC touchmark
städ, incus, aambeeld, batente