Rare Pair of Doulton & Co. Antique Planters


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Object Description

An early pair of Doulton & Co. antique window planters, made in the mid to late 1800s. Each stamped with ‘Doulton Lambeth’, stonewares of this design were included in the Doulton & Co. catalogue of 1893 (pictured) as a Mignonette Box, suggesting that they were once used for planting flowers or herbs. It is extremely rare to find a pair and rarer still for each to be in such good condition after more than 150 years. Extremely decorative, these trough planters provide a glimpse into styles gone by, made from buff terracotta and decorated with floral embellishments and arched feet detailed with pendants. Thanks to their strength and durability, they can still be used as trough planters in the modern day, used to frame the windows of a country garden or townhouse.

Doulton & Co. have been pioneers of the pottery and ceramics world for more than 200 years. Better known today as ‘Royal Doulton’, the company was established in 1815 in Lambeth, London. The third quarter of the 19thcentury saw an increased demand for architectural and sculptural terracotta. Doulton & Co. were amongst others in designing a huge range of unglazed terracotta and garden ornaments, including these 19thcentury window planters.

Additional Information:
Dimensions stated are for each planter.

Image source: ‘A page from Doulton & Co’s catalogue Terra Cotta Garden Vases, Pedestals, Flower Pots, and Every Other Description of Horticultural Terra Cotta’ 1893 from Antique Garden Ornaments by John Davis.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. One has been repaired. Weathering, small chips and losses associated with age and use. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

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+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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