Robert Adam Neoclassical Cast Iron Stove Urn

GBP 6,975.00

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Object Description

A painted neoclassical cast iron stove in the form of a classical urn after a design by Robert Adam attributed to Carron Iron Company circa 1780. Originating from Scotland, this urn is of George III style. A similar urn can be found on display in the V&A Museum, London of which it is described as “demonstrat(ing) the elegance achievable in cast iron”.
It is of striking scale at over 1m tall and features a pointed finial above bearded mask handles and urn body detailed with paterae and floral swags above turned socle and stepped base. Suitable for garden or interior.
Carron Iron Company
Founded in Falkirk, Scotland, the Carron Iron Company was at the forefront of the industrial revolution during the late 18th and 19th centuries. Established by John Roebuck, Samuel Garbett and William Cadell in 1759, the ironworks specialised in fire surrounds and stoves, employing the Adam brothers and Haworth brothers to create designs. The ironworks existed for over 220 years until 1982 when the company went into receivership.
This neoclassical cast iron stove urn is very similar to a drawing by the Carron Company in the Scottish Record Office attributed to Robert Adam.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. White paint finish. Transports as 2 pieces. Held together by a threaded bar. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

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    W:47 x H:109 x D:47.5 centimeters
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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.

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