Saturday, 22 October 2016

Arts and Crafts Gothic Octagonal Stone Garden Urn / Font c. 1860

A fine Victorian Gothic stone urn in excellent original condition with no repairs or breaks.  
This design almost invariably dates from the mid 19th Century despite some claims that they could be Regency. With finely sculpted Gothic quartrefoils to all eight faces.
The urn dismantles into three heavy sections: base, column and urn/font.
The stone is beautifully carved by hand and is attractively weathered and covered with lichen.
The urn has a water outlet through the central column so if planted, flowers can be well watered.
From a local estate with some provenance.

Maximum dimensions are:
24.5 inches wide and 30 inches high.
The urn separates into three sections for ease of transport – the base is 7.5 inches high, the column is 11 inches high and the font is 11.5 inches high.
For metric please multiply by 2.5