Pair of French Cast Iron Urns with Dragon Handles in Old Red Paint
Dating to around 1870, this pair of urns has an indecipherable makers’ plaque on the foot of each one and we know them to have been cast by Alfred Corneau, a famous French 19th Century foundry. The detailing is exceptional, although some of the crispness of the casting is obscured by many layers of old paint, but we do love the terracotta red color so have left them as-is. Should you want them sandblasted and repainted or powder-coated, we can have that done for you for a modest up-charge. Each urn features a stunning dragon to each side with anthemion leaf decoration, a beautiful egg and dart rim, and beaded foot. Sadly, one dragon mount on each urn is missing parts of its lower side, but this is not visible unless you view the urns from underneath (Photos #16 and 17). However, they are structurally sound and would make a stunning statement atop a large table planted up with your favorite annuals or atop a stone wall flanking the entrance to your garden. Please note that the feet measure 9 5/8 inches diameter. Priced and sold by the pair.
France, CA 1870
H: 17.25 in D: 15 7/8 in W: 18 5/8 in
Price: $4,250, the pair
Ref: CUR 1080