Antique Garden Ornament: 300 Years of Creativity : Artists, Manufacturers & Materials
Antique Collectors' Club, 1991 - Antiques & Collectibles - 389 pages
The history of garden ornament from the seventeenth century is covered in great detail with separate sections on lead, stone, bronze, marble and cast iron. The working techniques of the modellers and manufactories are discussed in detail as well as some of the gardens in which the finest examples may be found. This is a comprehensive work of original research.
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List of Colour Plates
Frontispiece Roche Abbey stone Triton fountain figure Chatsworth
Colour Plate 2 Lead figure of Apollo Belvedere Castle Howard
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1906 catalogue Anglesey Abbey antique architectural Art-Journal artificial stone Bath stone Blashfield Borghese Vase bowl bronze Burlington Carpentiere Carrara marble carved cast cast-iron Castle Howard chair Chatsworth Cheere's Chiswick House circa clay clearly Coade stone Coalbrookdale Coalbrookdale Company Colour Plate copy Cotta Crowther Ltd decorated Doulton eighteenth century example Exhibition finials firm firm's flanking foundry fountain garden ornaments H Crowther Handyside Height approx illustrated in Plate indented Information kindly supplied Information supplied iron J P White John Cheere John Van Nost known lead figure makers Life-size Lion London manufacture Medici Medici Vase models mould Museum NATIONAL TRUST nineteenth century Nost's original ornate pair of vases pedestal PHOTO PETER GREENHALF pieces plaster popular Portland stone probably produced Pulham quarried Rysbrack Satyr Scheemakers sculptors seats socle SOTHEBY'S Sphinxes statuary statues Stowe Temple terracotta twentieth century vase in Plate Versailles Vicenza stone wares Warwick Vase well-heads whilst wrought-iron