, the UK’s leading manufacturer of fine garden ornaments and architectural
stonework, is delighted to launch a fabulous collection of designs, replicated from historic
works of art on display at the renowned Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.
Sir John Soane (1753-1837) was
one of the most inventive and
celebrated architects of his time.
His surviving works include
Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing, and
his house in Lincoln’s Inn Fields,
London (now the Soane
Museum) which is probably his
greatest legacy. The Museum
contains his astonishing
collection of artefacts.
Under the licencing agreement
between Haddonstone and the
Museum, the Museum will
benefit financially from every
sale made from the exquisite
Soane Museum Collection. The
designs are premiering at the
2014 Chelsea Flower Show.
This is a rare opportunity to
acquire a design from the
Museum’s historic collection for
your own home or garden.
The most notable design being replicated by Haddonstone is the wonderful Soane Caryatid,
originally created by the famous Coade & Sealy company in 1812. A pair of these female
figures stand on top of the projecting stone façade of Soane’s house in Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
The original Coade design was based on ancient Greek sculptures at the Erechtheion temple
at the Acropolis in Athens.
A colossal bust based on the full length figure of the famous Farnese Hercules in the Museo
Archeologico Nazionale in Naples. Previously displayed at the Palazzo Farnese in Rome,
the design is believed to be a copy made in the early third century AD from a fourth century
BC original by Lysippos.
Soane Mouth of Truth Mask – Garden Product of the Year finalist
This large mask is similar to the Bocca della Verità in Rome and dates from the Roman
Hadrainic period or later. An intriguing design that would be equally at home in a
contemporary or classical setting.
Soane River God Mask
The Soane Museum original is a design created by the famous Coade manufactory and
dates from c1775. Can be used as an architectural feature or simply as an intriguing interior
decoration or in a landscape.
Soane Corybantes Plaque
Corybantes were armed dancers who worshipped the Phrygian goddess Cybele. Soane
owned two casts taken from a celebrated original Roman relief at the Vatican Museum.
Soane Dancing Girl & Faun Plaque
A charming plaque with a relief depicting a dancing girl and faun.
The Soane Term incorporates a human head with a sunflower motif and a sculptured drop of
flowers and fruit reminiscent of the style of Grinling Gibbons.
Simon Scott, Haddonstone’s Marketing Director said: “We are delighted to have entered into
a licencing agreement with the renowned Sir John Soane’s Museum. The museum contains
so many iconic and historical pieces and it is a privilege to be given the opportunity to add
some of these famous designs into our own extensive standard collection of designs - whilst
giving admirers of the Soane Museum the chance to have a piece of its historic collection in
their own home, garden or landscape. We will be launching the designs at the 2014 Chelsea