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© Mr J M Pickering

IoE Number: 56900
Location: LEAD CHERUB ORNAMENT IN TEMPLE GARDENS,
  CHOLMONDELEY, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr J M Pickering
Date Photographed: 30 March 2002
Date listed: 20 February 1985
Date of last amendment: 20 February 1985
Grade II

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SJ 55 SWCHOLMONDELEY C.P.CHOLMONDELEY PARK1/30Lead cherub ornament inTemple Gardens.

SJ 55 SW CHOLMONDELEY C.P. CHOLMONDELEY PARK 1/30 Lead cherub ornament in Temple Gardens. GV II Lead garden ornament probably 1695 by Van Nost. Cast lead. Three winged cherubs, facing outward and supporting a basket piled high with flowers. The figures have a continuous garland of flowers which encircles them and touches each body in a different position. The cherubs stand on a built-up base of natural stone slabs which cap a short stone pillar with recessed panels. This ornament, and a damaged companion piece on an altered base, are thought to be the lead "flower potts" by sculptor Jan Van Nost referred to by Gervase Jackson-Stops, "Cholmondeley Castle" in Country Life 19 July 1973.

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