OOS Sculpture

Gargoyle Urns

2000 / Creator Unknown / Toledo

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Two large stone urns, carved in the shape of pumpkins, have faces carved into the sides. There is some question as to whether the fruit sitting on top was originally part of these sculptures.

Acquired by Mrs. Barbara McKelvy’s mother-in-law from Europe in the 1940s.

Location: Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. | Previous Location: McKelvy residence on River Road in Perrysburg, Ohio (Wood County). A 1929 French chateau style home facing the Maumee River.

County

: Lucas

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Citation

: “Gargoyle Urns,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed August 2, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2144.

Title

Gargoyle Urns

Description

Two large stone urns, carved in the shape of pumpkins, have faces carved into the sides. There is some question as to whether the fruit sitting on top was originally part of these sculptures.

Acquired by Mrs. Barbara McKelvy’s mother-in-law from Europe in the 1940s.

Date

2000

Source

Personal correspondence with Toledo Botanical Garden Lead Horticulturist, Jonathan Milbrodt, July 13, 2021.
Personal correspondence with former Toledo Botanical Garden Chief Horticulturist and Board Member, Janice Lower, July 14, 2021.
Article from Home Garden. September 2000. Toledo Botanical Garden acquires McKelvy garden sculpture collection. Article supplied by Toledo Botanical Garden.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2144

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

McKelvy residence on River Road in Perrysburg, Ohio (Wood County). A 1929 French chateau style home facing the Maumee River.

Location Notes

The south end of the Perennial Border Garden

Provider Qualifier

Donated by

Provider Entity

McKelvy Family, Perrysburg Ohio

Location Site

Location Street

5403 Elmer Dr.

Location Type

Installation Date

2000

Creation Date

circa 1940

Materials

Date Relocated

2000