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Lot 7

A rare Blanchard stoneware sundial

circa 1860
with makers stamp
126cm high overall
See engraving

Estimate: £2,500 - £4,000
Hammer price: £7,200
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Mark Henry Blanchard served his apprenticeship with the Coade Company and around 1839 established his own manufactory in London. It is believed that in 1883 he moved his workshops to Bishops Waltham, to be nearer to the source of clay that he used. By the middle of the century he had emerged as one of the leading manufacturer of terracotta in Britain and was awarded prizes for his exhibit at the Great Exhibition of 1851. Amongst the many properties where his produce can be seen is the South Kensington Museum (now the Natural History Museum).  

Garden ornament

Condition: Some of the leaves chipped.  Small chips to corners.  Minor firing cracks.  Surface stained in areas.  Dial likely a replacement.  Overall good antique condition, no serious losses or faults.

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