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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Pair of Statuesque French Cast Stone Trumpet Planters
This statuesque pair of large cast stone trumpet-form planters is truly impressive. They feature an older white painted exterior surface, but could be stripped if you so desire. Tall enough to use as table bases, they would make a stunning statement flanking the entrance to your mid-century home, at the beach with tall wavy grasses inside, or mounded with moss. One is in perfect condition, while the other had a thin full-thickness crack that we had restored , but there is now a light gray line that comes over the lip of the planter and travels down the inside. Dimensions below are exterior measurement (and the foot is 15" in diameter). Interior measurements for the planting well are 19" diameter (at the top) x 13.5" deep.
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.
Pair of English Cast Stone Tazza Urns on Wreathed Plinths
This classic pair of cast stone urns with demi-lobed bowl and egg & dart rim, is absolutely stunning, but alas, has undergone some repairs, so should come indoors for winter if you live in a cold climate. They sit on conforming and weathered cast stone plinths that feature laurel wreath decorations on all 4 sides and have started to green up (the basis for moss). Place these on either side of your front door(s) or to mark the entrance to your perennial garden. Price is for 2 urns and 2 plinths. The old repairs to urns do not compromise the overall effect. Plinths in excellent condition. May be left outside in year-round warm weather climates only.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Rare Pair of Carved Limestone Tazza Urns on Pedestals from Cornbury Park
This rare and exceptional pair of carved limestone tazza-form urns on tall fluted pedestals have a storied provenance that dates to the late 18th C and Cornbury Park in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, owned at that time by the Duke of Marlborough. Unique and absolutely top-drawer, this is the best pair of limestone urns we have ever owned. Superbly carved and in very good condition overall, their creamy color is made even better by the impeccable weathered grayish patina. An old weathered 5" loss to one rim and a 2" chip to the other rim are the only flaws. Early 20th C square limestone pieces (17.5" square) were added to the bases for improved stability.
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. Overall in good condition, commensurate with age. Minor losses to plinths, feet corners and a few old rim losses. 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. 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 currently available.
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. Overall in good condition, commensurate with age. Minor losses to plinths, feet corners and a few old rim losses. 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 currently available.
Pair of French Cast Iron Urns, Signed, with Elaborate Faux Flower Arrangements
This pair of fine cast iron Napoleon III urns is stamped "A. Corneau" (Alfred Corneau) on the bottom rim. With their clean round form, detailing on the foot, belly, and rim, and over-the-top magnolia faux florals by Sari Weatherwax, these unique urns have a modern, yet romantic, look. Original aluminum-colored paint with light surface rusting and darkened patina. Perfect on a hall or library table. Although we would prefer to sell them as a pair, we will split them.
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.