28 - 29 October 2009
A SCOTTISH NATURALISTICALLY-MODELLED GLAZED-TERRACOTTA GARDEN SEAT
BY HURLFORD FIRECLAY WORKS, AYRSHIRE, CIRCA 1880
34¼ in. (87 cm.) high; 25½ in. (65 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (60 cm.) deep
Acquired through Pierre Delbée by Don Bartolomé March Servera for Miguel Angel, Madrid, circa 1965.
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The fashion for naturalistic seats such as these reached a peak in the 1870s, with production based predominantly in Scotland. Hurlford's principal competitors were Lindsay of Dunfermlin and Moss End.
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