A Pair of 20thC Neoclassical Revival Lead Garden Urns

Origin: English
Period: Early/Mid 20thC
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1930-50
Width: 20.5”
Height: 21”
Depth: 17.5”
Inner Diameter: 15.5”
The Bases: 8.5” square
(all each & at extremities)

The attractive weathered pair of solid lead garden urns of neo-classical design with reeded finials and fluted campana shaped bodies with swags and lion`s mask handles to socle bases and square platforms, surviving from the first half of twentieth century England.

One urn has possibly been dropped at some stage with buckling at the bottom of the socle foot above the square base. Both urns have a drilled hole at each corner of the square base as if they have been attached to stone bases. It is probable that they would have once had covers too, now absent.

Neoclassical art is deeply committed to the calm, ordered, logical perfection of the ancient styles. The Neoclassical style was a major revival movement and also an influence on later styles. According to De La Croix and Tansey neoclassicism “embraced the idea of a changeless generality that supposedly transcends the accidents of time”. These urns would have been part of another wave of revival in the middle stages of the twentieth century.

A very decorative and beautiful pair of urns; fit for the most palatial of estates.