A pair of George III stone garden urns
Lot 80
A pair of George III stone garden urns
Sold for £9,375 (US$ 15,787) inc. premium
Lot Details
A pair of George III stone garden urns
the vase shaped bodies with stepped moulded tops and spherical finials, on waisted socles standing on square plinths with overhanging tops and panelled sides with stepped plinth bases, the urns 110cm high (43" high), the pedestals 101cm high (39.5" high) . (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Fry family at Goldney Hall, Bristol and thence by family descent.

    Goldney Hall (sometimes known as Goldney House) was built in 1724 overlooking the city of Bristol. The major part of the Goldney Estate was purchased by the Quaker Thomas Goldney (1664-1731) in 1705. Thomas Goldney was a partner of William Champion in the Coalbrookdale works in Ironbridge. The original house was partially demolished and rebuilt on a grander scale in 1725. The notable ten acre gardens and orchards were established by Goldney's son Thomas Goldney III (1696-1768) and is well known for its five follies: the ornamental canal, Gothic tower, rotunda, mock bastion and shell lined grotto, the two story summer house being demolished some time prior to 1864. The grotto was built 1737-1764 and is decorated with shells, rock crystal and quartz and contains statue of Neptune and a Lion's Den with life size plaster figures of a lion and lioness. The house was redeveloped in the 19th century by the architect Alfred Waterhouse and was purchased by Lewis Fry (1832-1921) in 1864 before being acquired by the University of Bristol in 1956.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the above urns are George III style and not George III period are composition stone. They would have been acquired by the Fry family subsequent to their occupation of Goldney Hall.
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