Haddonstone launched Soane Museum Collection at Chelsea Product

Haddonstone, 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.

Soane Caryatid
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.

Soane Hercules
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.

Soane Term
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 Flower Show.”

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