Rare Set of 4 Large English Antique Terracotta Garden Urns

GBP 11,795.00

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Object Description

A set of 4 large scale English antique terracotta garden urns or planters by Lambton Firebrick and Sanitary Pipe Works circa 1910. To find four huge 100-year-old antique terracotta planters like this in such good condition is very rare.

Each is of a matching design with an octagonal shaped rim and scrolling handles to two sides above floral garlands, gadrooning and an octagonal socle base. The terracotta is of beautiful quality and colour, making for impressive ornaments or flower planters in large gardens and countryside estates.

Based in Fence Houses near Durham, Lambton (1894-1960) were manufacturers of high-quality fireclay goods including bricks and pipe work. While they are known for their bricks, these are the only planters by the company that we have seen.

Dimensions (each)
Height – 79 cm
Diameter – 60 cm
Base: 37.5 x 37.5 cm

Object History

By Lambton Firebrick and Sanitary Pipe Works circa 1910

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Scuffs and chips that you’d expect from previous use as garden planters. Odd paint splashes. One has historic repairs (pictured). Each urn comes as 2 parts; shipping as 8 pieces altogether. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

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
United Kingdom

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