Vintage Terracotta 

Literally "baked earth", terracotta has been used for centuries to create everything from roof tiles to food containers, statuary and ornamental planters and urns. Well-made terracotta pieces can last for centuries and are a great way to add character and interest to any space indoor or out. 

  • £375 In Stock

    Item no:2790

    A barrel-shaped terracotta pot decorated with horizontal ribs and incised wavy lines. This pot is large enough to be a feature whether planted or not and is made from an unusual semi-glazed clay with an antiqued patination. NB. Diameter is of the rim only. Modern. 

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    Item no:2517

    A single vintage terracotta finial with a fixed lid, the body decorated with ribbon tied swags.  19th or early 20th century

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    Item no:2626

    A large terracotta garden pot by the Whichford Pottery, cast with masks and swags of fruit with most of the internal round base cut out and absent. This unusually large pot is stamped at the base "Whichford, England" for the Whichford Pottery, Shipston, Warwickshire and is either an early model or a special commission. It would be suitable for larger...

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    Item no:2683

    A vintage terracotta Biot jar from Southern France, the rim and neck and interior with a pale honey-coloured glaze. This is an old and weathered example of the famous Biot jars which were traditionally used to store olive oil and other commodities. It could be used as an indoor decorative object or as a garden feature. If it is  to be reused outdoors in...

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    Item no:2745

    A pair of antique buff terracotta garden urns of neoclassical design, the urn bowls decorated with drapes and a frieze of oak leaves. They don't appear to have a maker's stamp but are probably Scottish. 19th Century. 

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    Item no:2495

    An antique terracotta jardiniere consisting of an octagonal planter moulded with playful amorini on a separate octagonal base decorated with lion monopodia. It has small round maker's stamps which are difficult to read but which are almost certainly the marks of the Italian maker Manifattura Di Signa. Manifattura Di Signa was founded in Florence in 1895...

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    Item no:2659

    An antique Lefco Ware garden jardiniere, the bowl shaped planter supported on a separate tapered column. Both parts are stamped 'Lefco Ware' which was a frost resistant, cream coloured glazed terracotta produced by the Leeds Fireclay Company from the end of the 19th century into the early part of the 20th century. This Art Nouveau influenced design was...

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    Item no:2863

    A pair of antique buff terracotta urns on pedestals, the semi-lobed urns with egg and dart rims supported on large square pedestals decorated on all sides with laurel wreaths. Price is for the pair of urns and pedestals. Early 20th Century. 

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    Item no:2789

    A tall terracotta planter modelled as a Mediterranean oil jar with four loop handles around the rim. It is made from a pale yellowish clay with an antiqued patination and makes a stylish feature pot. NB. Diameter is of the rim only. Modern. 

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    Item no:2652

    An antique terracotta amphora shaped oil jar from the Mediterranean region with twin loop handles and a restricted neck (neck diameter 8"). This amphora has lots of character and could be used as a decorative feature in a garden setting or indoors. There are some areas of shaling caused by frost damage in the past but the jar is still structurally sound....

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    Item no:2794

    A vintage Cretan oil jar in generally sound condition, the upper half with surface residues of limewash. High fired terracotta Pithari of this type were originally used as storage vessels, especially for foodstuffs, but have long been re-used in garden settings. This is a large example with great potential to be a focal point in a long view, such as at...

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    Item no:2802

    An antique terracotta garden urn on square laurel wreath plinth, the urn bowl crisply moulded with upright foliage (a design sometimes called 'Cabbage Leaf'). There is an oval maker's stamp on the side reading 'J Stiff and Sons Lambeth' for the pottery established by James Stiff in 1843 and run by the Stiff family until 1913 when it was sold to Royal...

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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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