Antique Gibbs & Canning Terracotta Planters


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  • £9,445.00
  • €10,306 Euro
  • $12,429 US Dollar

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Antique Gibbs & Canning Terracotta Planters

A set of twenty one antique interlocking buff terracotta Gibbs and Canning planters and troughs, reclaimed from a property in Belgravia, London. These can be used to make a continuous run of planters, other shapes, or used as single planters.

This is certainly the largest original set of antique planters we have seen, in our view, unlikely to be repeated.

We would really like to see this amazing set stay together, so it is to be sold as one lot only.

The six lion mask planters are all clearly stamped ‘Gibbs and Canning’ Tamworth.

Gibbs and Canning Limited was an English manufacturer of architectural terracotta, founded 1847, in Tamworth. Their work included the supply of decorative terracotta elements for the Natural History Museum and The Royal Albert Hall.

Additional Dimensions

6 Classical Mask Planters (bottom row)

Each 29.5 cm x 64 cm x 39 cm

9 Patterned Planters (middle 2 rows)

29.5 cm x 57 cm x 35 cm

6 Lion mask planters (top 3 rows)

Each 29.5 cm x 35 cm x 36 cm

Weight 980 kg


Good structural condition, No breaks or repairs. Various size chips and losses.


Edwardian, Georgian, Neoclassical, Regency, Victorian


Circa 1890


19th Century




Gibbs & Canning


Handcrafted, Terracotta


Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.


Depth 39cm (15 in)

Width 64cm (25 in)

Height 29.5cm (12 in)

Weight 980kg (2161 lbs)


  • H: 29.5cm (11.61in)
  • W: 64cm (25.20in)
  • D: 39cm (15.35in)


19th Century

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