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Summers Place Auctions are the world's leading auctioneers of Sculpture and Design for the House and Garden.

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Home and Garden Auction
Live Auction, Tuesday 19 Sept 17, 1.00pm
Sealed Bid Auction, Wednesday 20 Sept 17

Viewing: Sunday 17th & Monday 18th Sept, 10.00am to 4.00pm and on the morning of the auction or by prior appointment


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Live Auction (lots 1 to 134)

Tuesday 19th September 2017, 1.00pm


This is Lot Number 9

Planter: A pair of Handyside foundry cast iron urns

Estimated Price:
£1,200 - £1,800

Hammer Price:

2nd half 19th century
76cm high

Andrew Handyside started the foundry in 1806 and by 1851 the firm had expanded and was operating out of the Britannia Iron Works in Derby. At the Great Exhibition they exhibited a Medici vase, a bacchanalian vase and a bronzed vase decorated with busts of Peel, Nelson, Watt, Wellington, Stephenson, Scott, Shakespeare and Milton, together with a fountain. At the time, the foundry was described as being |from the magnitude of its operations, second to none in England|. They produced two catalogues in 1848 and 1874.
This model is illustrated without handles is in the Handyside foundry catalogue published in the mid 19th century as number 6 (see engraving)

This is Lot Number 9

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