Two George III Coade Stone Urn Finials

GBP 43,975.00

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Object Description

Two George III Coade Stone Urn Finials. Shown on square section artificial stone plinths cast with rams’ masks and swags. The design of the urns appears in Coade’s 1778 trade catalogue, no. 94 (plate marked N. 2 in the Sir John Soane museum copy of the catalogue). These spectacular fluted urns are stamped, Coade Lambeth 1794, one stamp is worn.

Identical finials can be found on Eleanor Coade’s house in Belmont, Lyme Regis, Dorset. Coade Stone has a fascinating history, one which we have written about in depth in our blog dedicated to Makers and Creators!

A pair of finials of identical design, though not presented on plinths, were sold at Christie’s, 27 September 2004, lot 278 (£35,850). A pair of similar Coade stone pedestals with rams’ masks to the corners are located at Chiswick House, London. One is illustrated in John Davis, Antique Garden Ornament, the Antique Collectors’ Club, 1991, p. 167,

Urn Dimensions

Height: 66 cm

Width: 20.5 cm

Depth: 20.5 cm

Top diameter: 39 cm

Pedestal Dimensions

Height: 54 cm

Width: 32 cm

Depth: 32 cm

Pedestal top: 31 x 31 cm

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Various small historic repairs. Chips and marks associated with age and weathering.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:35.0 x H:120.0 x D:35.0 centimeters
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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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