A cast-iron lidded-urn finial with ball terminal, the body partially lobed and with stiff leaf motif, weathered finish, English, ca. 1850. 27 ins. high, 13.5 ins. diameter, base 7.5 ins. diameter.
This solid, heavy finial is classical in design but anything but in terms of its finish. We debate whether we should redo its surface but then again it has a rustic and unsophisticated appeal like a piece of folk art".
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