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October 30, 2014, 08:16 PM

Camden Lock or horse fan? Someone pays 84,000 for 17 planters

By Thornton Kay

Camden Lock bronze planters [photo SPA

London North, UK - James Rylands said that for many Camden fans the sale of the bronze sculpture from Camden Lock market in the Summers Place auction could be an opportunity to own a little bit of Camden Lock's history and bring back great memories of many visits to the market.

The eight lots, each of a pair of bronze planters, and one of a single planter, each planter with identical horse reliefs, 39ins high, sold for a total 84,000 against a low estimate of 6,400. This works out at 5,000 each for 17 planters.

The planters were part of a large group of sculpture and reliefs commissioned in the early 1990s as fixtures in and around the old stables and three storey market hall designed by the architect John Dickinson. Some Camden Lock lots were sold in the live auction the preceding day (see SalvoNEWS: Camden horses gallop away to 40k at Summers Place live auction).

Camden Lock market is set in the old stable buildings and the old hospital for ponies which worked pulling the 19thC canal boats which plied the route from Birmingham to London loaded with manufactured goods, materials and fuel, along the Grand Union canal.

Among the other lots highlighted in the SalvoNEWS Extra (linked below) are some Caen stone balustrade at 510, 1850s zinc bath sold for 550 (added to Early Bath's on Pinterest linked below), a carved white marble Italian planter in the style of a Roman sarcophagus which sold for 9,100, a modern painted dovecote sold for 505, a pair of Scottish cast iron garden seats sold for 3,300, a 19thC wrought iron kissing gate which sold for 905, a cast iron Irish umbrella stand which sold for 1,180, and four large circular lead plaques representing the four seasons from the UK's oldest lead manufactory, H. Crowther Ltd of Chiswick. See more about this sale in SalvoNEWS Extra.

Summers Place Auctions

SalvoNEWS Extra: Results of Summers Place sealed bid auction 22 October 2014
Pinterest: Early zinc baths

Story Type:  Auction Report

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