Pair of Cast Iron Urns with Entwined Serpent Handles For Sale
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Pair of Cast Iron Urns with Entwined Serpent Handles


A large and very rare pair of modified tazza-form urns featuring double-entwined snake head handles, beaded rim, third-lobed body and square foot. These urns Stand alone as sculpture, having been redone in matte black paint with waxed overcoat, but are also elegant with topiary or flowers. Modern steel pedestals painted black are available for an additional charge. Very good condition overall; an old, invisible repair to side of base on one urn; one urn has had a new center drainage pipe added and the bowl has been internally welded to the socle. Very minor surface rust appears in several spots on the rims. Unsigned, but reliably attributed to Val d`Osne, the famous French foundry. Dimensions are for urns alone.


  • Production time
    Available Now
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1860-1875
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 23.5 in. x W 29.5 in. x D 26 in.

    H 59.69 cm x W 74.93 cm x D 66.04 cm

  • Seller location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Seller reference number
    CUR 1028
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number

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1stdibs seller since 2009
Located in Woodbury, CT
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