Urns

Pair of French Cast Iron Urns with Dragon Handles in Old Red Paint

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

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Pair of French 19th Century Cast Iron Medici Urns

Pair of French 19th Century Cast Iron Medici Urns

The size, age, and classical form of these 19th century French cast iron Medici urns is what makes them special. Although they have recently been washed with a sweep of white paint, their true age shows through on the interior and they are in perfect antique condition. With deep planting wells measuring 15 inches high x 7.25 inches diameter, these urns can handle a profuse array of blooms or small topiary and would be stunning raised up on pedestals flanking a doorway or atop a large table. If you’re not keen on the surface, they can be over-painted to your custom color specifications for a modest up-charge. Priced and sold as a pair.

France, CA 1870

H: 22.25 in Diameter: 16 in Foot: 8 5/8 in square

Price:  $3,400, the pair

Ref: CUR 1078

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Set of Five French Cast Stone Bowl Urns on Bases

Set of Five French Cast Stone Bowl Urns on Bases

We love these cast stone cup-shaped urns for their wonderful and unusual form, as well as for their lovely weathered patina. Each in two detached parts when we found them, our restoration expert has placed stainless steel pintels in the bases for security and so the bowls can be removed from the bases for easy shipping. One pair is in excellent condition, while the other three have old repairs to the bowls that have been done in grey cement and are visible when the urns are unplanted. However, all five urns are solid structurally and if you plant them with dripping annuals, no one but you will be the wiser. It is quite rare to find five matching large urns and these are very desirable because of their large planting wells, simple form and height. Please note the interior depth on the planting wells is 13 inches high x 12 inches diameter. The exterior diameter of the bowls is 16 inches. Priced and sold as a set.

France, CA 1920.

H: 24.25 in D: 11.25 in (base) W: 11.25 in (base)

Price:  $5,500, the set of five

Ref: CUR 1075

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Rare Fiske Cast Iron Statement Urn on Plinth

Rare Fiske Cast Iron Statement Urn on Plinth

We have married this exceptional handled tazza urn to a conforming stepped and tiered cast iron plinth with wreath decoration to great effect. Both the urn and plinth have been polished and waxed and make a stunning statement. The urn, although unsigned, has the leaf and berry rim identical to a pair of signed Fiske urns that we had many years ago and features a depth of casting and intricate detail made only by the very best foundries. The hexagonal foot on squared base is rare, as are the exceptional handles. All-in-all a grand statement for your entrance hall, library, or in the center of your garden.

American, CA 1880.

H: 41 in  D: 30.5 in

Price:  $5,200

Ref: CUR 1016 & SPL 1010

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Pair of 19th Century Fireclay Urns from Michael Douglas Former Estate

Pair of 19th Century Fireclay Urns from Michael Douglas Former Estate

Stamped J&M Craig, Perceton, Kilmarnock on the base of one, this rare pair of fireclay urns dates to the late 19th century and was made in Scotland. Featuring elaborate acanthus-leaf decorated bowls and socles, and serpentine reeded bases, they are in in excellent overall condition for their age, with a few minor chips to the rims of the bowls. Acquired from the former Beverly Hills Estate of Michael and Diandra Douglas, they would make a stunning focal point at the entrance to a formal garden. Fireclay is the hardest of all terracotta, as it was fired at extremely high temperatures and is durable in cold climates, although the bowls should be emptied and covered at the end of each season. Magnificent alone, or raised up high on our tall pair of English carved Yorkstone pedestals Stock # SPE 1021 (see photo #10), these urns would be stunning potted up with a profuse planting of annuals or simple boxwood balls. Established circa 1828, J&M Craig produced some of the most beautiful fireclay urns of the 19th century, although few are to be found today, especially in this condition. Interior dimensions of planting bowl: 23 inches diameter x 11 inches high. The feet measure 14 7/8 inches square. Please note that the urns are sold separately from the pedestals, but for reference, together, the urns and pedestals measure 60.5 inches high x 18 inches square.

Scotland, CA 1880.

H: 30.5 in  Diameter: 31 in

Price:  $13,750, the pair

Ref: CUR 1073

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French Cast Iron Campana Urn with Faux Flowers

French Cast Iron Campana Urn with Faux Flowers

This classic cast iron campana urn in original aluminum paint with fabulous faux flowers by Sari Weatherwax has a classical feel and would look lovely on a hall table or in a powder room. Filled with white tulips and a profusion of lemon leaves with dried moss at the base of the arrangements, it has one small chip to rim of urn, undetectable with the floral arrangement.

France, CA 1890.

Urn:  H: 11 in  Diameter: 8.25 in  Base: 4.5 in
With flowers: H: 26.5 in  Diameter: 20.5 in

Price:  $925

Ref: CUR 1007

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Petite French Ruffled Cast Iron Urn with Lion Ring Handles

Petite French Ruffled Cast Iron Urn with Lion Ring Handles

An unusual, mid-19th C petite cast iron tazza-form urn, this piece features a ruffled rim and lion head ringed handles. In original aluminum-colored paint with a bit of surface rusting, one of the lions has lost his mouth and the original ring has been wired to the handle and hangs slightly lower than the other. To our eye, it is barely noticeable, but we can have a professional restoration made to it if you desire. Perfect in a powder room to hold soaps or as a centerpiece on a small table mounded with small fruits or moss.

France, CA 1870.

H: 7.25 in  D: 10.5 in  W: 11.25 in

Price:  $600

Ref: CUR 1010

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Oval French Cast Iron Beaux Arts Urn with Faux Flowers

Oval French Cast Iron Beaux Arts Urn with Faux Flowers

This classic cast iron oval urn in original aluminum-colored paint has just the right amount of surface rusting to enhance its antique feel. With faux flowers by Sari Weatherwax and dried white hydrangeas, it has a classical feel and would look lovely on a hall table or in a powder room. Filled with delicate white flowers and a profusion of lemon leaves with dried moss at the base of the arrangement, it works well with any traditional or antique decor. Please note that the feet have all been honed to points, but we have placed tiny felt pads on them, so as not to damage your table when moved.

France, CA 1890.

Urn: H: 5.75 in  W: 15 in  D: 6.25 in

With Flowers: H: 23 in  W: 27.75 in

Price:  $950

Ref: CUR 1045

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com

Cast Stone Greek-Form Solid Urn on Terracotta Pedestal

Cast Stone Greek-Form Solid Urn on Terracotta Pedestal

We bought these two pieces separately and, after painting their unattractive red surfaces in a pale grey, they make a fabulous statement together. The English cast stone Greek-style urn breaks down into 4 pieces for easy shipment and the fluted American terracotta base is very sturdy and weather-resistant. Perfect at the center of a classical garden with a circle of clipped boxwood at the base, you can leave these pieces outside year-round uncovered in any climate. Just be sure to place the pedestal on a piece of stone, cement footing or gravel.

England, CA 1880 & 1920.

Urn Alone: H: 34.5 in  Diameter: 18.5 in
Pedestal Alone: H: 25 in  Diameter: 16.5 in  Overall H: 59.5 in  Diameter: 18.5 in

Price:  $6,800, both pieces

Ref: SO 1004 + SPE 1015

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Solid Carved Stone Urn on Fluted Cast Stone Pedestal

Solid Carved Stone Urn on Fluted Cast Stone Pedestal

We have married this unusually shaped solid carved stone urn dating from the mid-1800s with a tall cast stone pedestal with tapering rectangular fluted form. The urn has wonderful carving on all four sides and both pieces are in excellent condition. Together, they would make a stunning focal point in the center of a small to medium-sized garden, surrounded by a square of dwarf boxwood. No worries about leaving these pieces uncovered outside year-round regardless of your climate. Just make sure to place the pedestal on a piece of stone, concrete or gravel. 

France, CA 1840 & 1940.

Urn Alone: H: 18 in  D: 16 in  W: 16 in
Pedestal Alone:  H: 29 3/8 in  Base: 15 in sq.
Overall: H: 47.4 in  D: 16 in  W: 16 in

Price:  $4,625, the two pieces SALE PRICE: $2,500

Ref: SO 1005 + SPE 1013

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com

Petite French Cast Iron Campana Urn with Faux Flowers

Petite French Cast Iron Campana Urn with Faux Flowers

This classic cast iron campana urn in original aluminum paint with fabulous faux flowers by Sari Weatherwax has a classical feel and would look lovely on a hall table or in a powder room. Filled with white roses and a profuston of lemon leaves with dried moss at the base of the arrangement.

France, CA 1890.

Urn Alone: H: 10.25 in  Diameter: 8.5 in  Square base: 4 in
Urn with Flowers: H: 23.25 in  Diam: 15.5 in  

Price:  $925

Ref: CUR 1008

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com

Pair of Magnificent French Cast Iron Urns with Serpent Decoration by Val d'Osne

Pair of Magnificent French Cast Iron Urns with Serpent Decoration by Val d'Osne

A large and very rare pair of modified tazza-form urns featuring double-entwined scaly serpent decoration, the heads terminating in the handles, elegant beaded rim and socle, third-lobed body and square foot. These urns stand alone as sculpture, having been redone in matte black paint with waxed overcoat, but are also elegant with topiary or flowers. Modern tall steel pedestals painted matte black are available for an additional charge. Very good condition overall; an old, invisible repair to side of base on one urn; one urn has had a new center drainage pipe added and the bowl has been internally welded to the socle. Very minor surface rust appears in several spots on the rims. Unsigned, but reliably attributed to Val d'Osne, the famous French foundry. Dimensions are for urns alone.

France, CA 1880.

H: 23.5 in  D: 26 in  W: 29.5 in

Price:  $19,800, the pair

Ref: CUR 1028

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com

Large Pair of Carved Marble Urns

Large Pair of Carved Marble Urns

This pair of marble campana-form urns is just fabulous! With classical quarter-lobed body and plain everted rims, they were originally intended to stand alone and, as such, have a modest planting well (8" hi x 7"diameter). Extremely durable and having withstood 165 years of Northeastern US winters, each weighs approximately 250 lbs. The bodies of the urns separate from their bases for easier transport and we have installed new, heavy-duty stainless steel pintels that allow you to rotate the body of the urn while the bases remain in place. With a stunning, lichened surface, these urns will give you decades of pleasure atop your gate piers, flanking a doorway, or marking the entrance to your garden. Minor old, elongated, and weathered chip to underside of one urn and old weathered wear to bases shown in photos.

U.S.A., CA 1860.

H: 27.56 in  D: 23.62 in  W: 23.62 in

Price:  $9,680, the pair

Ref: CUR 1069

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com

Pair of Tall English Cast Stone Urns on Exceptional Carved Pedestals

Pair of Tall English Cast Stone Urns on Exceptional Carved Pedestals

The gorgeous weathered surface of these large classic campana-form urns belies their true age, but only you will be the wiser. Beautiful lichen and mossy bits cover the surface and they have very deep planting wells, so can handle even the most profuse planting. Perfect flanking your doorway or garden entrance. Wonderful condition, with only a tiny chip to one rim.

We have paired these urns with a magnificent pair of mid-19th century English Renaissance Revival gritstone pedestals that are elaborately carved and feature fleur-de-lys and scrolls throughout. One pedestal features a large central medallion of a horseshoe and the other, a large central medallion of a castle. Both pedestals have large central medallions of sun faces on the opposite sides of the horseshoe and castle medallions. The pedestals are in superb condition, with only a few minor chips, but the bases on both are not original and date to the early 20th Century.

Urns: England, CA 1940.

Pedestals: England, CA 1850 and 1910.

The urns measure 26.8" hi x 20.5" diameter x 10" square foot
The pedestals measure 39" hi x 17" diameter
Overall dimensions: 65.8" hi x 20.5" diameter

H: 65.8 in  D: 20.5 in

Price:  $32,000, the set

Ref: CUR 1068 & SPE 1006

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com

Tall French Cast Iron Campana Urn

Tall French Cast Iron Campana Urn

This classical cast iron campana-form urn has the most beautiful old green painted surface and is in exceptional condition. With a plain, everted rim and semi-lobed body, it is the perfect accent piece beside your front door or standing alone in a small herb garden. Very sculptural, it needs no adornment, but has a very deep planting well that can accept a large arrangement. The foot measures 8.5" square. 

France, CA 1860.

H: 26.25 in  D: 20 in

Price:  $3,100

Ref: CUR 1067

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com

Large French Cast Iron Campana Urn

Large French Cast Iron Campana Urn

This is a gorgeous and early French cast iron campana urn with a plain, everted rim and semi-lobed body. In old green paint, it would make a real statement beside your front door potted up with a profuse arrangement of annuals or wavy grasses. It is also just the right height for a table base, so you could fill it with shells or moss and top with a 60" round of glass for a fabulous indoor or outdoor dining table. Foot measures 10" square.

France, CA 1860.

H: 30 in  D: 22 in

Price:  $3,300

Ref: CUR 1066

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com

English 19th Century Cast Iron Tazza Urn

English Cast Iron Tazza Urn

This lovely medium-sized cast iron tazza form urn is the perfect piece for atop a dining table inside or out. The planting well is commodious and it will accept a nursery basket or mound moss on top for a sleek Zen look. Perfect condition. The foot measures 8.75" square.

England, CA 1870.

H: 12.5 in  D: 21.5 in

Price:  $2,200

Ref: CUR 1058

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Second Grand Pair of Carved Yorkstone Urns Owned by the Duke Of Marlborough

Grand Pair of Carved Yorkstone Urns Owned by the Duke of Marlborough

This is one pair of an amazing and stately set of four hand-carved campana-form urns with quarter-lobed bodies and plain everted rims on their original tiered plinths. They originally decorated one of the Duke of Marlborough's gardens at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire (a listed National Trust property) and they deserve to go to an outstanding, if not historic, garden. Hand-carved from Yorkstone, a very heavy and hearty stone capable of withstanding virtually any climate, we have left these urns outside in CT over many winters and only covered the urn mouths. They have an amazing patina with moderate greening to the stone and some moss. Overall in very good structural condition, with no instability, they do have losses to the plinths and urn rims, which is to be expected of urns of their age and quality. We commissioned what is known as a "sympathetic restoration" to 3 of the 4 urns and plinths in England by a master stone mason. This included cutting 2 new blocks of Yorkstone for 2 bottom bases, and this pair of urns has had their bases replaced. The new pieces have since weathered to a uniform greenish-taupe color with moss and it is difficult to tell where the restoration was done. Please note that these urns have planting wells that can accept 8" diameter flower baskets or a profuse planting of annuals, even though urns of this stature would not have been planted in the 18th C. PRICED AND SOLD BY THE PAIR. Two pairs are currently available (the other pair is CUR 1051A and is listed separately). Please note that the plinths measure 22 inches wide x 22.25 inches deep x 29.75 inches high, while the urns measure 31.5 inches high x 24 3/8 inches diameter. The planting well is 8 inches high x 8.5 inches diameter at the top. Each urn/plinth breaks down into 5 or 6 pieces for easier transport, but approximate weight for each urn with plinth is 600 lbs.

England, CA 1780.

H: 61.25 in  D: 24 3/8 in  W: 24 3/8 in

Price:  $35,000, the pair

Ref: CUR 1051B

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com

Grand Pair of Carved Yorkstone Urns Owned by the Duke of Marlborough

Grand Pair of Carved Yorkstone Urns Owned by the Duke of Marlborough

This is one pair of an amazing and stately set of four hand-carved campana-form urns with quarter-lobed bodies and plain everted rims on their original tiered plinths. They originally decorated one of the Duke of Marlborough's gardens at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire (a listed National Trust property) and they deserve to go to an outstanding, if not historic, garden. Hand-carved from Yorkstone, a very heavy and hearty stone capable of withstanding virtually any climate, we have left these urns outside in CT over many winters and only covered the urn mouths. They have an amazing patina with moderate greening to the stone and some moss. Overall in very good structural condition, with no instability, they do have losses to the plinths and urn rims, which is to be expected of urns of their age and quality. We commissioned what is known as a "sympathetic restoration" to 3 of the 4 urns and plinths in England by a master stone mason. This included cutting 2 new blocks of Yorkstone for 2 bottom bases, but this pair of urns has their original bases. The new pieces have since weathered to a uniform greenish-taupe color with moss and it is difficult to tell where the restoration was done. Please note that these urns have planting wells that can accept 8" diameter flower baskets or a profuse planting of annuals, even though urns of this stature would not have been planted in the 18th C. PRICED AND SOLD BY THE PAIR. Two pairs are currently available (the other pair is CUR 1051B and is listed separately). Please note that the plinths measure 21 inches wide x 21.25 inches deep x 29 3/8 inches high, while the urns measure 32.25 inches high x 24 3/8 inches diameter. The planting well is 8 inches high x 8.5 inches diameter at the top. Each urn/plinth breaks down into 5 or 6 piece for easier transport, but approximate weight for each urn with plinth is 600 lbs.

England, CA 1780.

H: 61.63 in  D: 24 3/8 in  W: 24 3/8 in

Price:  $35,000, the pair

Ref: CUR 1051A

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com

Pair of French Cast Stone Trumpet Urns

Pair of French Cast Stone Trumpet Urns

The unusual form of these cast stone funnel urns is distinctly French and makes a real statement, particularly when potted up. Built around old terracotta flower pots, these urns have a great lichened surface on the rims and the paint is old enough to be interesting. Great form for a modern green garden. In excellent condition; worn, age-appropriate surface.

France, CA 1930.

H: 22.5 in  D: 23 in

Price:  $2,450, the pair

Ref: CUR 1041

CONTACT US: tracey@theelementalgarden.com