An Attractive 19thC White Painted Cast Iron Tall Campana Urn

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Origin: British
Period: Late Nineteenth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1870-90
Height: 21.5 inches
Basin Diameter: 18 inches
Base Diameter: 8.75 inches


The heavy white painted, now paled to ivory, cast iron tall campana urn with fluted and lobed tapering flared body on a square pedestal base survives from the last quarter of the nineteenth century.

The whole is in well-aged condition with the paint now flaking commensurate with age and weathering and there are two areas of loss to the rim. The lower baluster part of the urn has a huge amount of character with soiling and moss growth.

Cast iron urns were produced in large quantities, the most noteworthy from the Coalbrookedale foundry, which this may well be from. This particular example is heavy cast so structurally it remains true.

Instantly adds a huge amount of character inside the house or out.

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