This impressive run of lidded urns once adorned the grounds of Witley Court, the palatial mansion in Worcestershire built by Thomas Foley in 1655.
Measuring 4ft 6in (1.37m), the urns
were supplied in 1935 to replace decaying ones on the parapet of a
portico designed by John Nash in 1805.
Witley Court was eventually
devastated by fire in 1937.
Estimated at £25,000-40,000, the
group will go under the hammer at Summers
Place Auctions' garden statuary and ornament sale, in
association with Sotheby's, at Billingshurst on May 22.
Contact 01403 331331.
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