An old galvanised farm storage bin with a hinged lid which could be used as a planter against a wall with the lid up. Although there is a tap at one end this bin no longer holds water but it does have an attractive weathered patination and good studded details. Early 20th century. 34" x 21" x 21" high.
A vintage terracotta urn on plinth, the urn classical in style with twin handles and permanently fixed to the square plinth. The strong red colour of the terracotta suggests that this urn may have been made in the North Midlands but there do not appear to be any maker's marks. Early to mid 20th century.
A vintage galvanised trough on stand from Gloucestershire which would have been used originally on a livestock farm. It makes a large raised planter with generous planting capacity and has an attractive light grey colouration. Early 20th century. 38" x 25" x 33" high.
An antique sandstone planter from Buckinghamshire, square in shape with chamfered sides and drainage through the base. Although it looks superficially like an old mortar, this planter is unusually deep and was possibly originally some sort of specialised sink. It makes an interesting and unusual garden planter.
An antique round copper planter with a verdigris patination, studded seams and drainage through the base. Old "coppers" of this type were originally used to heat water in brick built stoves but they make excellent garden planters partly because of their attractive colour and also because copper tends to deter slugs and snails. 19th Century 24" diameter x...
An old cast-iron rectangular trough with an internal marker's stamp for 'Tasker and Powle'. Originally a water trough for large animals such as cattle or horses, this trough is no longer water tight but will make an excellent large garden planter. It has an attractive weathered patination with traces of earlier green paint. 19th Century
A pair of vintage garden urns, the wide composition stone bowls are raised on fluted round sandstone bases. These urns are attractively weathered with drainage through the bases and are a great size and shape for planting with flowers. 20th century
An antique cast-iron urn with distinctive gothic style decoration and twin dog's head handles. We haven't yet identified the maker of this urn but it is a good quality casting and was probably made by one of the leading foundries such as Handyside of Derby. NB condition note: This urn has an old repair to the rim and is in ex-garden condition with...
A weathered composition-stone garden urn on a stepped square plinth, the urn decorated with a relief cast entwined vine leaf design. This is an attractive but relatively modern urn which has been transformed by the weathering effects of more than 20 years of exposure to the elements. 20th century
A pair of antique cast-iron urns on plinths, the uns with unusually deep bowls draining through the centre. The current painted finish is poor and peeling so the urns would benefit from cleaning and repainting but otherwise they are in sound condition apart from some rusting within the bowls.19th or early 20th Century21" diameter x 41" high
An antique terracotta planter rectangular in form with good internal depth and made from a high-fired yellow clay. The decoration is neoclassical in style with anthemion centred scrolling foliage on the sides and lion masks at each end. Although not apparently stamped, this planter was probably made by J Armitage and Son who established the Wharncliffe...
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
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.