Set of 10 Antique Buff Terracotta English Statues

GBP 18,750.00

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Object Description

A superb collection of 10 antique buff terracotta English statues depicting notable historical figures possibly by Blanchard. Included in the collection is Dante, 14th century Italian poet; Francis Drake, 16th century explorer; John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement and various unknown renaissance figures including a scholar, a woman, an artist, a medieval writer and a soldier. We are also selling a smaller group of 3 similar figures; please enquire for details.

Antiques of English history, these statues date from circa 1880. Each is exquisitely detailed and has a beautiful buff terracotta colour that makes for a striking statement piece in any garden or interior.

These statues are identical to some of those that once resided in the Turkish Baths of London’s Imperial Hotel on Russell Square. The hotel was designed by architect Charles Fitzroy Doll (1850-1929) and demolished in 1966. To this day, the statues still reside on the site of the once hotel, lining the entrance to the underground car-park.

Additional Information

Each statue approx H68 x W28 x D23 cm, 20kg
Blue plinths not included.

Object History

Possibly Blanchard.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Some inscribed with numbers to the reverse (see photo). Various minor damage, losses and scuffs associated with age and previous use. The scholar’s head has been previously re-attached. 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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