The original that this English lead vase is copied from was excavated from Hadrians villa outside Rome in 1770, the restored vase is now in Glasgow's Burrell collection.
As Gertrude Jekyll the famous English garden designer pronounced firmly "There can scarcely be a doubt that the happiest material for our garden sculpture and ornament is lead."Lead has been used to decorate and shape English gardens for centuries. It's a wonderful and durable material that is naturally resistant to any type of corrosion and cracking as well as impervious to harsh winters, sea-salt air, and inclement environments. When left exposed to wind, weather, and time, it will develop a beautiful grey patina that will last generations.
To learn about the history of English lead ornamentation, please visit our blog.
This product is currently out of stock, however we would be delighted to have this piece custom made for you!