National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

16 Lead Urns


Type Other

     16 open urns (used as flower pot holders) with handles of curling leaf forms surmounted by a female figure sitting on the urn's upper edge. Drum decorated with low relief design of curling leaves and 2 grinning male satyr heads. Lower side of drum scalloped, tapering to a narrow neck and circular base. Positioned in various parts of the Privy Garden at the top and base of several flights of steps.
     14 urns were removed to Windsor in 1829, then returned to Hampton Court in 1947. Fifteen in all were discovered at Hampton Court in 1994 and a new one was cast by the Bulbeck Foundry to make up the original set. Detailed report on condition carried out in March 1998 by Rupert Harris Metalwork Conservation and one urn restored.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Van Nost, None Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
16 urns lead 63 cms (h) x 50 cms (diameter)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Other
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
  • Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
  • Replaced parts
Road Hampton Court Road
Precise location Privy Garden, Hampton Court Palace
A-Z ref p.20,A1
OS ref None

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Date of design 1690's
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Christopher Wren?
Duty of care Royal Collections
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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