Pair of Glazed Antique Plant Pots Attributed to LEFCO

GBP 1,975.00

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Object Description

A rare pair of glazed stoneware pots or jardiniere attributed to late 19th/early 20th century clay and ceramics company LEFCO (Leeds Fire Clay Company). Dating from the early 1900s, each feature beautifully preserved detailing in arts and crafts style, incised by hand more than a century ago. To this day, they still serve as a beautiful set of planters for indoors or out, filled to the brim with history and stoneware heritage. To find a pair of these glazed planters in such beautiful condition is a rare find, each accompanied with a separate saucer style base. Note: Dimensions are for each planter.

The Leeds Fire Clay Company (known as LEFCO) was established in 1889 following its amalgamation of 5 existing firms to become the largest clay working company in the country. Specialising in items such as terracotta, bricks and tile, Lefco was one of the major manufacturers of glazed architectural ceramic products of the late 19th and early 20th centuries before the company’s closure in 1957. In 1912, a range of Lefcoware was introduced especially for their garden ornaments, to which these planters are attributed.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Small chips and wear to the glaze. A couple of repairs around the rim. Each pot comes with a saucer style base. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:31 x H:25 x D:31 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
  • diameter
    31 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

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.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
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