Water Features - SOLD 

Water is a real asset in a garden and a great way to encourage wildlife. We usually have a stock of old or unusual items that can be used to create unique water features, ranging from water-holding stone troughs and salvaged water tanks to wall masks and formal centre fountains. Making water features work often requires imagination and effort, but can be hugely rewarding

  • £3,250 In Stock

    Item no:2155

    A large antique sandstone fountain from Devon, the wide bowl with an egg and dart rim raised on a tapered and fluted column. It is drilled through the centre of the column presumably so it could be used as a fountain with the water being piped into the middle of the bowl. However is would also make a splendid feature urn since the bowl is deep enough to...

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    Item no:2149

    A salvaged marble square basin with a carved niche on one side. This basin is heavily weathered after many years outside but may originally have been inside a church. It holds water and makes an interesting birdbath or water bowl. 19th century or earlier. 

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    Item no:2279

    A vintage water tank from a farm in East Herefordshire, originally an old galvanised oil barrel with the top now removed to make a tall rainwater butt or planter. There is a threaded bung half way up the side of this barrel which is water tight so it fills to the top. Early 20th century 

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    Item no:2115

    A salvaged circular water butt made from galvanised iron. Originally used to store animal feed on a traditional pig farm, this bin holds water and could be re-used as a butt to store rain water. Otherwise it could be drilled through the base for drainage and used as a large planter.  19th or 20th century. 

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    Item no:1711

    An old cast-iron pump from Worcestershire with original spiked lid and side mounted handle. This type of pump was typically used to draw water from a well, often lifting water a considerable height. It could be reused in a garden in association with a planted pump trough or as part of a circulating water feature.19th Century 54" high

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    Item no:1709

    An old cast-iron well pump retaining its lid and a long and stylish side-fitted handle. The column of the pump is stamped with the name, Godwin Quenington Glos, referring to either the foundry or, more likely, the retailer.19th Century50" high

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    Item no:1986

    An antique cast iron hand pump typical of the type originally used to pump water from a well into a stone pump trough. This example has recently been sandblasted and repainted. 19th century. 

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    Item no:1722

    An old cast-iron pump with a shaped side handle and pointed finial, and a shield shaped stamp on one side for 'Bamfords Pumps'.  19th century.  60" high. 

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    Item no:2176

    An old stone shute comprising a shallow round basin with a projecting spout. Probably originally used to feed pigs through a sty wall this unusual object has great potential to be reused as part of a garden water feature. 18th/19th century 

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    Item no:1844

    A large cast-iron bowl with a domed internal base. There is an old cast-iron fixing underneath and it undoubtedly originally had a specialised farm or industrial function. Its possibilities in a garden derive partly from its attractive and stable shape if used as a planter. It is also watertight and so could be used as part of a water feature. 19th century

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    Item no:1647

    An old slate water tank constructed from large slate sections fitted together and bound by iron tie bars at each end. A feature of this tank is that it still holds water and it could be used as part of a circulating water feature. Tanks of this type were traditionally used in kitchen gardens to store rainwater from green houses and similar buildings.19th...

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    Item no:2188

    A carved limestone figure of a fish on an associated composition stone base. The fish is in a traditional stylised pose with it's tail raised and is drilled through the mouth so it can be used as a fountain either in the water or by the edge of a pond. 20th century 

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About Holloways Antiques

Holloways sell garden antiques and garden ornament, antique pots and planters, salvaged garden ornament and reclaimed garden ornament from our courtyards around the family farm, near Malvern in Worcestershire. We specialise in old English stone including old farm troughs, millstones and staddle stones. We also have a range of interesting garden sculpture, garden statues and contemporary garden art.

We are situated in the beautiful English countryside and a visit to see our collection is never wasted. You can browse for hours in the extensive courtyards where you might find an old stone cider mill complete with millstone, a stone tough for planting alpines, an early 20th century lead urn, or a contemporary sculpture to use as a garden centrepiece. All will make your garden unique.

Holloways have been dealers in garden antiques for over 25 years and Edward Holloway is one of the leading experts in antique garden ornament and vintage garden ornament in the UK.

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