Garden Seats

GARDEN SEATS (100 Antiques, Barrel Shape)

Description: There are three different Garden Seats: Hexagonal, Barrel shape and 100 Antiques (which is also barrel shaped). This example of a 100 Antiques garden seat is 18 5/8" tall and it weighs over 40 lbs., heaviest of the garden seats and second only to tanks. Our dog Molly is guarding this unusually decorated seat. The top and two opposite sides have flowered circles with cutouts into the hollow interior. There are also two panels with the Canton scene. The top has the rain cloud border and the bottom is unglazed. Four of the 100 Antiques items such as a scroll decorate near the top and there are 4 others circling the garden seat near the bottom. See four picturers of these items. Herbert Schiffer pictures a seat on page 136 of his book that has only bamboo leaves at the bottom. All garden seats have raised knobs and this seat has 65 knobs. The knobs are both decorative and probably have the function of preventing chips or cracks if they are bumped into.

All garden seats are rare and we would rank them in this rarity order among themselves: Barrel-least rare, Hexagonal next & 100 Antiques the rarest.

GARDEN SEATS (Barrel Shape)

Description: There are three different Garden Seats: Hexagonal, Barrel Shape and 100 Antiques (also barrel shaped). This pair of barrel shapes are just about the same size, 18 1/2" tall and they weigh about 36 lbs., second only to tanks in weight. Our dog Molly is guarding these beautifully decorated garden seats. There are two flowered circles with cutouts into the hollow interior on the sides. Also there are two separate Canton scene panels on the sides. The tops have cutouts also. The rain cloud border is not on the tops like the other garden seat forms but they are a few inches below the rims on the sides. The bottoms are unglazed. Four flowers decorate around the top's sides and four down along the bottom rims. All garden seats have raised knobs and here the left seat has 75 knobs and the right one 80 knobs. The knobs are both decorative and probably have the function of preventing chips or cracks if they are bumped into.

All garden seats are rare and we would rank them in this rarity order among themselves: Barrel-least rare, Hexagonal next with 100 Antiques the rarest.

GARDEN SEATS (Hexagonal)

Description: There are three different Garden Seats: Hexagonal, Barrel shape and 100 Antiques (also barrel shaped). This pair of hexagonals are just about the same size,19" tall and they weigh about 35 lbs., second only to tanks. Our dog Molly is watching over these beautifully decorated seats. Two sides and the top have the flowered circles with cutouts into the hollow interior and the other 4 sides just have the Canton scene. The tops have the rain cloud border and the bottoms are unglazed. Six flowers decorate around near the top and there are 12 bamboo leaf groups circling near the bottom. All garden seats have raised knobs and these seats have 96 on each. The knobs are both decorative and probably have the function of preventing chips or cracks if they are bumped into.

All garden seats are rare and we would rank them in this rarity order among themselves: Barrel-least rare, Hexagonal next & 100 Antiques the rarest.