A Pair of 20thC Neoclassical Revival Lead Garden Urns


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Object Description

The attractive weathered pair of solid lead garden urns of neo-classical design with reeded finials and fluted campana shaped bodies with swags and lion`s mask handles to socle bases and square platforms, surviving from the first half of twentieth century England.

Object History


Object Literature

Neoclassical art is deeply committed to the calm, ordered, logical perfection of the ancient styles. The Neoclassical style was a major revival movement and also an influence on later styles. According to De La Croix and Tansey neoclassicism “embraced the idea of a changeless generality that supposedly transcends the accidents of time”. These urns would have been part of another wave of revival in the middle stages of the twentieth century.

A very decorative and beautiful pair of urns; fit for the most palatial of estates.

Object Condition

One urn has possibly been dropped at some stage with buckling at the bottom of the socle foot above the square base. Both urns have a drilled hole at each corner of the square base as if they have been attached to stone bases. It is probable that they would have once had covers too, now absent.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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