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Lot 12

An extremely rare 18th century Georgian small lead wall cistern

of D shaped form
cast with the initials TM and dated 1747
now on circular Cotswold stone circular column base
47cm high by 25cm wide by 26cm deep, 85cm high overall

Estimate: £600 - £1,000
Hammer price: £1,600
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

This extremely small lead cistern for indoor use, with traces at the bottom centre where a bronze tap would originally have been situated.

Provenance; Ex the Seago collection. During the late1980’s, Tim and Lindy Seago, who had both worked at the well established dealers, Crowther of Syon Lodge, set up an Antique Garden Ornament gallery in the Pimlico Road, London.   For the next 13 years their shop and secret courtyard, full of rare statuary and garden ornament, became a mecca for collectors around the world.   Following an auction of their stock in 1999, Tim pursued his calling as a priest in the Church of England, which he now lays aside, whilst Lindy will continue to pursue her calling to write. Moving to a cottage in Norfolk, they now need to downsize and are offering for sale these last few objects in their collection. 

Garden ornament

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