An 18th century Coade stone maskhead keystone
An 18th century Coade stone maskhead keystone

An 18th century Coade stone maskhead keystone

1793 English

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A late 18th century Coade stone maskhead keystone depicting a turbaned female bust described in the Coade catalogue as a wood nymph’ the tapering base impressed with the factory mark 'COADE LONDON 1793’.

Similar examples of this model can be found set into the doorway arches in a number of late 18th century houses in Southernhay West and Fore Street Exeter. These particularly fine 18th century three-storey red brick houses were designed by Matthew Nostworthy in 1789.
Coade stone was a type of artificial cast stone taking its name from Mrs Eleanor Coade (1733-1840) whose foundry at Lambeth became the leading manufactory producing a vast range of architectural and garden ornaments, decorative details and furnishing for interiors and also a number of funerary monuments and commemorative statues.
Dimensions
Height 36.00 cm (14.17 inches)
Width 28.00 cm (11.02 inches)
Depth 18.00 cm (7.09 inches)
Stock Code
3653
Medium
Coade stone
Signed/Inscribed
Coade London 1793
Nicholas Gifford-Mead

Nicholas Gifford-Mead
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