Rare Pair of Masked Urns by James Pulham and Son
Although this rare and marvelous pair of "artificial stone" urns with masks and curled handles is unsigned, they do appear in the only surviving Pulham catalogue that dates to around 1920. The firm of James Pulham & Son was located outside London and made garden ornaments and rockeries for many important estates and gardens, including King Edward VII, the Rothschilds and the Royal Horticultural Society of England during the 19th and early 20th C. The urns are incised with the initials "MH", probably the Pulham artist who crafted them. Beautiful condition. Surface commensurate with age. No cracks, breaks, repairs, missing bits. Existing drain holes.
England, CA 1850.
H: 12 in (30.48 cm) D: 17 in (43.18 cm)
Price: $4,850, the pair
Ref: CUR 1050