An impressive Victorian cast iron tazza urn, circa 1860; the underside of the bowl adorned with acanthus and Dorian frieze; attributed to the Handyside foundry
Dimensions: 128 cm diameter, 82 cm high, square base 54 x 54 cm
Condition: good overall condition, original paint, some rust marks (normal given its age)
Price: PRICE ON DEMAND
Handyside Foundry: English iron works, very famous for its fountains and garden vases.Founded in 1848 when Andrew Handyside bought the Britannia Iron Works (on the banks of the Derwent river in Derby). According to the newspaper The Art Journal Handyside manufactured in 1850 several ornamental vases many of which were remarkable for their classical purity of form and ornament. At the Great Exhibition the year after that Handyside received several distinctions for its copies of the Medici urns ánd for busts of Shakespeare, Milton and Wellington.The quality of its castings was exceptional and became better and better from then on. In 1873 its first catalogue of ornamental ironwork was published.