clay terracotta dragon wyvern
clay terracotta dragon wyvern
clay roof dragon wyvern original
original roof wyvern
Victorian original wyvern roof finial

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Original clay terracotta dragon wyvern

Code: FIN-ORIGINAL
Availability: If we are out of stock allow 10-14 days from ordering
£1,400.00
This is an unusual and scarce hand made clay wyvern roof finial with great detail and in very good condition for the age. The design is believed to be that of S. & E. Collier's Grovelands brick and tile works in Reading. The wyvern features lovely original detailing and architectural features
Description This is an unusual and scarce hand made clay wyvern roof finial with great detail and in very good condition for the age

It is believed to be over 100 years old and was reclaimed in Reading. The design is believed to be that of S. & E. Collier's Grovelands brick and tile works in Reading. S. & E. Collier's were a manufacturer of architectural ceramics and this is a fine example of one of their pieces. The Wyvern can't be dated exactly but S. & E. Collier were trading since 1861

The wyvern features lovely original detailing and architectural features and it has weathered gracefully over the decades

In general the whole the piece is very good condition but close up there are a few points to note. The tongue is missing, it is possible that a previous owner purposely removed it to show a better silhouette when on the roof. A small tip of the wing has been repaired to a high standard also. There is slight damage to the back of the wyvern on the ridge tile section of the piece where cement has been removed after reclamation

original clay roof wyvern measurementsFitting: 45 degree ridge tile
Material: Original clay roofing product
Delivery: We recommend viewing this original wyvern finial at our workshop in Essex before making us an offer. Subject to an acceptable offer we will do free delivery within and just outside the M25
Installing the wyvern finial: The finial is prefect for installation on a gable end roof. If there are existing ridge tiles on the roof a ridge tile can be removed and the finial can be fitted in place with mortar to bed them in. Some finials also include a metal strap on the underside of the finial out of view as well particularly if they are heavy. The metal strap allows the finial to be fixed to the roof structure with either a nail or screw and then the mortar bed then hides the metal strap and further strengthens the install

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