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29419 Pair of reconstituted stone campana urns
QTY: 1 Pair £475 The Pair
W
52cm
H
45cm
D
52cm
29286 Victorian cast iron urn on plinth
QTY: 1 £650
W
60cm
H
131cm
D
60cm
SOLD
29196 Pair of salvaged composition stone urns
QTY: SOLD £350 The Pair
W
69cm
H
77cm
D
SOLD
29175 Pair of reclaimed tazza cast iron urns
QTY: SOLD £385 The Pair
DIA
43cm
H
38cm
D
29128 Pair of vintage cast iron urns
QTY: 1 Pair £695 The Pair
W
51cm
H
70cm
D
51cm
29070 Sandstone urns with Greek key design
QTY: 1 Pair £1,450 The Pair
W
53.5cm
H
68.5cm
D
29052 Giant copper Ali Baba pots
QTY: 1 Remaining £2,500 Each
W
100cm
H
110cm
D
100cm
28999 Large hand carved sandstone urns and plinths
QTY: 2 £895 From
W
91cm
H
67cm
D
91cm
28632 Pair of C19th urns
QTY: 1 £1,375 The Pair
W
53.5cm
H
45cm
D
26cm
28605 Massive patinated hammered copper urns
QTY: 1 Pair £5,000 The Pair
W
100cm
H
104cm
D
100cm
SOLD
28423 Gothic sandstone font
QTY: SOLD £775
W
83cm
H
63cm
D
83cm
SOLD
28364 Composition lattice design urns on plinths
QTY: SOLD £985 The Pair
W
74cm
H
80cm
D
74cm
28344 Imposing pair of classical urns on plinths
QTY: To Order £1,475 The Pair
W
75cm
H
166cm
D
75cm
28324 Substantial Gothic composition stone urns
QTY: To Order £895 The Pair
W
66cm
H
85cm
D
66cm
28309 Georgian terracotta style urns with plinths
QTY: 1 Pair £945 The Pair
W
65cm
H
127cm
D
65cm
28249 Pair of semi-gadrooned marble urns
QTY: 1 Pair £200 The Pair
W
26cm
H
32cm
D
26cm
28214 Impressive urns with garlands on plinths
QTY: To Order £945 The Pair
W
65cm
H
127cm
D
65cm
28203 Pair of Victorian cast iron urns
QTY: 1 Pair £1,450 The Pair
W
55cm
H
83cm
D
55cm
28196 Pair of cast iron fluted garden urns
QTY: 1 Pair £695 The Pair
W
45cm
H
51cm
D
45cm
28113 Salvaged cast iron gadrooned garden urns
QTY: 1 Pair £700 The Pair
W
49cm
H
42cm
D
49cm
28106 Impressive huge green cast iron urns
QTY: 1 Pair £3,000 The Pair
W
92cm
H
74cm
D
92cm
28092 Set of four C19th cast iron garden urns
QTY: 1 Set £1,350 The Set
W
36cm
H
32cm
D
36cm
28066 Vintage cast iron fluted urn
QTY: 1 £280
W
45cm
H
56cm
D
45cm
27806 Pair of Edwardian cast iron garden urns
QTY: 1 Pair £1,200 The Pair
DIA
56cm
H
66cm
D
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Urns


An urn is a type of vase or container, sometimes with lid, usually sitting on a narrow pedestal. Although Funerary Urns have been found in China dating back to 7000BC China, the introduction into British architecture of the urn form dates to late 16th, early 17th Century and became a characteristic motif of the 18th Century designers Adam and Hepplewight.  It was about that period that the urn shape began to make its way into the garden, usually as an architectural decoration or pier top, rather than as a container for plants. Urns of the 18th Century were made from stone or Italian marble, and latterly artificial stone (eg Coade stone) in the late 1700s.  The heyday of the urn or vase, was the 19th Century, when the Victorians developed the process of casting iron into different shapes.  Most of the iron founders of the 19th Century, such as Handyside, Falkirk, Coalbrookdale, produced a range of cast iron decorative urns. French founders, such as Val d'Osne also started producing elegant urns in the 19th Century. The other materials used for making urns in the 19th Century were terracotta and lead.  Blashfield and Doulton were well known 19th Century makers of terracotta garden ornaments

Garden urns are particularly suitable for a more elegant, formal setting and are commonly placed either side of doorways, or on the boundary of a terrace, or on gate piers. Although present day gardeners often use garden urns as a container for plants, they are usually seen also as decorative objects in their own right.

We sell a good range of reclaimed and reproduction garden urns. We usually have pairs of antique urns in stone or marble, 19th Century cast iron and terracotta urns, cast iron art deco urns and plenty of 20th Century composition stone urns.We also sell reproduction cast iron urns, based on earlier designs.

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