Large 18th Century Coade Stone Oval Patera

GBP 4,795.00

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Object Description

In classic architecture, a large patera (or paterae plural) like this would have once embellished a frieze or wall of a prominent building or house. This oval patera is a beautiful example of 18th century architecture, showcasing ornate details of the period. It is made in Coade stone, a famous and innovative material of its time, developed by industry pioneer Mrs Eleanor Coade.

During the 1780s, classical architecture saw a burst in popularity and Coade stone was one of the industry frontrunners. The etchings pictured showcase the stones sheer popularity, the business offering a huge range of designs for customers to choose from. Smaller paterae were likely used for embellishments on chimneypieces and furniture, while large stone pateras like this one were reserved for architecture. Made during the late 18th century, this oval patera sees a central circle of beads with overlapping leaves and an outer border of fluting, suggesting the centre of a daisy. Coade stone is renowned for its hardiness and durability and as a result, this oval patera likely looks very similar if not the same as it did when Eleanor Coade first designed it more than 200 years ago. Today, it could be used as it was intended to embellish architecture or alternatively as an object of historical interest in an interior.

Image source: ‘Coade etchings of many designs of Paterae, 1770s-1780s’ from Mrs Coade’s Stone by Alison Kelly

Object History

Made from Coade Stone, circa 1790.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Historic repair through the centre. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

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    W:77 x H:53 x D:9.5 centimeters
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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

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Grove Barn
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