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A PAIR OF BUFF TERRACOTTA GARDEN URNS, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

PATRICK JEFFERSON

A PAIR OF BUFF TERRACOTTA GARDEN URNS, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

A PAIR OF BUFF TERRACOTTA GARDEN URNS, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

3,528

GBP

PATRICK JEFFERSON


A PAIR OF BUFF TERRACOTTA GARDEN URNS, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY


in neo-Egyptian taste the upper part in the form of lotus leaves on a fluted socle and plinth base

62cm. high, 45.5cm. diameter; 2ft. 1/2in., 1ft. 6in.


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A highly decorative pair of urns whose condition betrays their use as outdoor ornaments. Variation to colour and buff surface is flaking in small areas. Chips and loses to extremities of each, mostly minor but some more noticeable, namely to the tips lotus leaves, fluted socle and plinth base. Minor variations in dimensions. Larger is 62cm. high, 45.5cm. diameter; Smaller is 61.5cm. high, 45cm. diameter. Generally, with old marks and scratches entirely consistent with age and use. Would benefit from a gentle clean according to taste.


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These urns relate to the output of Austin and Sealey or Mark Henry Blanchard of Lambeth. Felix Austin started making artificial stone in 1828 and established works in New Road, London. Mark Henry Blanchard (1816-92) was apprenticed at the Coade & Sealey Factory in Lambeth in the late 1830s before setting up his own terracotta and stone manufacturing business on the Lambeth Road in 1839. It is probable that Blanchard bought numerous Coade moulds in an 1843 sale, as his earlier work has a similar buff hue to Coade's pieces. By the mid-19th century, Blanchard had become the most important terracotta manufacturer in Britain, supplying many of the architectural ornaments for the V&A and Buckingham Palace, winning a number of prizes at the Great Exhibition of 1851. The second in a series of 'vases executed in white terra-cotta, by Merrs. Doulton & Watt, of Lambeth' which were exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851 are also worthy of comparison.