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GA0911142

George III Lead Cistern

  • H: 91 cm (35 13/16")
  • W: 99 cm (39")
  • D: 70 cm (27 9/16")

George III corner lead cistern, initialled M and dated 1779.

Cisterns were widely produced in 17th and 18th Century Britain and were used for storing rainwater, to be used in the home and the garden. Both decorative and practical, they were a firm feature of plumbing in this period. 

Lead was very much the material of choice for garden items due to its malleability, colour and durability.

These characteristics also allow for decorative techniques to be employed. Cisterns such as this one usually show strapwork decoration, formed using strips of cast lead which could be easily manipulated into the desired pattern.

This vast cistern shows typical decorative panelling featuring oval paterae.

Beautifully weathered and in good condition. The base drilled for drainage, but can be made watertight if required.

This cistern would look wonderful as a planter or just as a decorative item in its own right.

£6,300.00
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George III corner lead cistern, initialled M and dated 1779.

Cisterns were widely produced in 17th and 18th Century Britain and were used for storing rainwater, to be used in the home and the garden. Both decorative and practical, they were a firm feature of plumbing in this period. 

Lead was very much the material of choice for garden items due to its malleability, colour and durability.

These characteristics also allow for decorative techniques to be employed. Cisterns such as this one usually show strapwork decoration, formed using strips of cast lead which could be easily manipulated into the desired pattern.

This vast cistern shows typical decorative panelling featuring oval paterae.

Beautifully weathered and in good condition. The base drilled for drainage, but can be made watertight if required.

This cistern would look wonderful as a planter or just as a decorative item in its own right.

  • Materials & Techniques: Lead
  • Condition: Good
  • Period: 18th Cent and Earlier
  • Country: England
  • Style: Georgian

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