Pair of 19th Century Terracotta Boulin or Dove Nesting Pots as Lamps

Stock Number: 3757

Late 19th century handthrown terracotta "Boulin" or nesting pots for doves in the dovecote, These lay on their side and are often rendered into the interior side wall on top of one another with a lime mortar to secure them. The doves use them to nest in, the largest of dovecotes can have upwards of 1000 contained within their walls. Painstakingly removed, many are damaged in the process, however once removed often they are in absolutely pristine condition from being protected by the mortar which also leaves a wonderful "ancient" soft patination. Now as Lamps, rewired with antique braided fabric cord, and PAT tested for the UK market. USA rewiring possible. Provenance Removed and cleaned 2022 during restoration of a 18th Century Dovecote in the grounds of a large rural village house in Cote D'or, Burgundy.
Dimensions: 45cm (H) x 27cm (W) x 27cm (D)    Show in inches

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