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Thames Ditton Foundry

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of Thames Ditton, Surrey

Art foundry, famous for bronze sculptures.

In 1902, the foundry came under the sole control of Arthur Brian Burton (1860-1933), following the death of his partner, Arthur John Hollinshead. Previous proprietors: Cox and Sons (1874-80), Drew & Co (1880-82), Moore & Co (1882-97) and Hollinshead and Burton (1897-1902).[1]

A great deal of information about the foundry's history, products, and people is available online [2]

1912 Produced the enormous sculpture 'Quadriga', located on the Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner, London, designed by Adrian Jones [3]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] National Portrait Gallery: British bronze sculpture founders and plaster figure makers, 1800-1980 - B
  2. [2] National Portrait Gallery: British bronze sculpture founders and plaster figure makers, 1800-1980 - T
  3. [3] Rupert Harris Conservation Ltd webpage describing the conservation of Quadriga, and its history