Pair of Handyside Urns with Aesthetic Movement Plinths c.1870
A beautiful pair of cast iron Handyside Urns on their original Aesthetic Movement composite plinths c.1870. Stunning patina, with super repairs and rivets appropriate with age. Andrew Handyside bought the Britannia Iron Works in 1848, and manufactured several ornamental vases in classical purity, form and ornament. Receiving distinctions at the Great Exhibition in 1850, the quality of their casts were exceptional and became more exceptional with time.