A pair of 19th century Scottish fireclay urns on matching pedestals stamped GARNKIRK. The bodies of the urns are decorated with raised medieval figures and the bottoms of the bowls are enhanced with raised roses and acanthus leaves.
GARNKIRK FIRE-CLAY COMPANY was founded in the 1830’s in Garnkirk, Lanarkshire Scotland (near Glasgow) and closed at the end of the 19th century. At its inception the firm’s primary focus was bricks but it also produced pipes, chimney pots, architectural elements as well as ornamental vases “after the antiques, adapted for gardens or balconies’. By 1840 it had developed a full line of garden ornament, including statues, fountains, busts and sundials as well as urns and flower pots.