Lot 7
  • 7

Gibbs, Canning & Co., active 1847-1958

Estimate
800 - 1,200 GBP
Sold
750 GBP
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Description

  • Jardinière Stands
  • stamped GIBBS, CANNING & CO. TAMWORTH
  • Terracotta
terracotta, in the form of tree stumps

Provenance

Raffles, London

Catalogue Note

Established in Glascote, Tamworth in 1847, Gibbs, Canning & Co. were quick to take advantage of all the benefits the Industrial Revolution provided; a solid urban workforce and the ease of bringing in raw materials and then the distribution of their finished products via a burgeoning rail network. They are perhaps best known as suppliers of architectural terracotta. Most famously they supplied much of the decorative detail designed by Sir Alfred Waterhouse for the exterior of the Natural History Museum in London as well as work for the Whitechapel Gallery and Royal Albert Hall, London.
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