Brass Arts And Crafts Jardiniere By Henry Loveridge



Brass Arts and Crafts Jardiniere by Henry Loveridge is a truly remarkable piece that showcases both exquisite design and exceptional craftsmanship. This heavy quality jardiniere, which may have originally served as a coal helmet, stands elegantly on three shapely legs, adding a touch of sophistication to any space. The chunky ring handles not only provide practicality but also contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal of the piece. Adorned with a bold band of roundels around the top, this jardiniere exudes a sense of grandeur and timeless beauty. Stamped underneath, this jardiniere is a testament to the attention to detail and superior quality that Henry Loveridge is renowned for.

The company, which originated in 1840, quickly established itself as one of the largest japanners in the country during the 19th century. Initially specializing in japanware made from papier mache and tin, Loveridge’s adapted to the changing market by expanding into copper and brassware as the demand for japanning declined. Unfortunately, no records or catalogs from the company have been discovered, making it necessary to rely on archaeological findings to piece together the history of Loveridge’s.

While it is unclear whether all of Loveridge’s products were marked with a maker’s mark, it is likely that only a fraction of their mass-produced items were labeled. Prior to the late 19th century, it was uncommon for trade or other marks to be placed on such items. However, a few japanned pieces and a cast iron cooking pot have been found with the word “Loveridge” as a mark. It is important to note that not all of Loveridge’s pieces bear identifiable marks, as some identical items have been discovered with and without markings.

Some of Loveridge’s art metalware does feature registered design numbers, which provide a date for the design but not necessarily the date of manufacture. It is known that certain manufacturers used the same design for many years, and Loveridge’s may have done the same. The exact start date of Loveridge’s brass and copperware production remains unknown, but the registered design numbers offer some clues. However, it is certain that the company ceased operations in 1927, marking the end of an era for Loveridge’s and its legacy in the industry.


This exquisite Jardiniere showcases its natural patina, which has been intentionally left untouched, giving it a unique and authentic appeal. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this piece exudes a timeless elegance that will effortlessly enhance any space. The Jardiniere’s patina adds depth and character, showcasing the rich history and craftsmanship behind its creation. Its unpolished finish allows the natural beauty of the material to shine through, creating a captivating centerpiece that will surely become a conversation starter. Whether displayed in a living room, hallway, or garden, this Jardiniere is a true testament to the beauty of imperfections and the art of preserving history.


Height:  30 cm

Width:  37 cm

Depth:  33 cm

Weight:  3.6 k.g.

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Weight 6 kg
Brass Arts And Crafts Jardiniere By Henry Loveridge

Brass Arts and Crafts Jardiniere by Henry Loveridge

A superb design and a heavy quality piece, stamped underneath 

The Jardiniere, (or it may have originally been a coal helmet) stands on 3 shapely legs, and has chunky ring handles with a bold band of roundels around the top

The company originated in 1840 and, during the rest of the century, became one of the biggest firms of japanners in the country.