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Pair of Cast Iron Planters

Unique and Rare Pair of Cast Iron Planters, originally the tops of 19th century Cathedral heaters and now turned upside down, of circular sides with a double band of bobbles bordering the makers name Gurney's London Warming and Heating Company in gothic lettering (upside down), and an apperture for the flue at the back, the base (formally the top) an elegant fluted bowl. The pots have been drilled for drainage.
English, patented 1867.  
Sir Goldsworthy Gurney (14 February 1793 – 28 February 1875) was an English surgeon, chemist, lecturer, consultant, architect, builder. He was a prototypical British gentleman scientist and inventor of the Victorian Era.

Ref No.: 101667
Maker: Sir Goldsworthy Gurney
Origin: England
Year: circa 1860

36 cms High (14.0 inches)
72 cms Wide (28.1 inches)