Stone Planters, A Look At What’s Available
Adhering to the fashions of ancient Greece to Victorian times, Conventional stone Figurines range from Exceptionally ornate to Elegantly understated pieces which are all superbly reproduced by craftsmen.
You can categorise conventional plant containers into six Distinct styles:
Maidford and Marlborough are fine examples of elegant cast stone planters although the Byzantine Bowl Planter is significantly more stylised with mythical creatures amidst a really elaborate design. A twelve sided Kensington bowl is going to have an entirely different impact on the landscape compared to the Olympian bowl which, although inspired by ancient Greece will not look strange in a contemporary atmosphere.
The circular Plaited Basket Planter is the perfect shape and dimensions for any terrace or terrace, as are the Herb and Flowered Basket planters, the latter comprising pretty haut-relief decoration. These contrast clearly with the Gothic styles with ribbon and foliage moulding together with interlaced strapwork.
The range stretches from the uncomplicated Belton design via the rather elaborate Victorian Trough and Support into the imposing Venetian and Adam Trough planters with their ostentatious embellishment. Along the way, there’s the naturalistic Alpine and eastern inspired Arabesque fashions.
Again there’s a vase to enhance any type of landscape. Much more elaborate is that the floral Versailles Vase and the stunning fluted Winslow Vase.
Sure to generate an impression is the Andalos Jardiniere that’s twelve sided with Arabesque decoration. The Corredo is also hugely ornate inspired by a 16th century original, while the unobtrusive Elizabethan and Tudor designs feature appealing basketwork. The Ionian is another notable classical piece, so distinct to the mainly plain but shapely Roman and Scrolled jardinieres.
There’s a massive selection of urns, choose between the statuesque and finely decorated Vine, the more rotund Ascott and Regency (displayed in the picture) motivated urns or the easily classical Olympian Urn. There is the contrasting Gothic and Florentine designs and lots of with traditional gadrooning including one based on a marble original in the Italianate chateau of Fontainebleau.