A Group of Five Mid-20thC Painted Cast Iron Garden Herons


Origin: English
Period: Mid 20thC
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1960-80
The Largest: 31.5” high on 13 x 9.5” base
The Smallest: 29.5” high on 7.5” x 7.5” base

The hugely decorative life-size electric blue painted cast iron models of herons, free-standing with concrete bases, survive from the third quarter of the twentieth century in attractive vintage worn condition.

The herons are all cast in two pieces, being legs and upper body and have the expected wear and a lovely patination and weathering commensurate with being placed outdoors. They all stand true and need no maintenance. The brightly coloured blue paint indicates they may have well been part of an animal themed park or zoo set up.

During breeding season, the lore of the great blue heron will turn a bright blue, the iris will turn reddish, and the yellow bill will take on an orange hue.

Very effective in a group or spread around a larger area. Great blue herons indeed.