What is the story on this urn?

It weights approx. 11 lbs, a flee market find, solid case iron, it is known to be sold in sets of two. I would like to know if it has any value?
q what is the story on this urn, furniture id, painted furniture
  6 answers
  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jan 14, 2016
    I have no answer for you but it is a Beautiful piece! Great find!

    • Rita Rita on Jan 14, 2016
      Thank you I've had it for a while now, but it continues to peak my curiosity.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 14, 2016
    Are there any markings on the bottom?

  • Johnchip Johnchip on Jan 14, 2016
    Cast iron will have no great value. Best used in patio and outdoor settings. These type of urn pieces are generally 'funereal' in nature, styled from Victorian period. Yours most likely 1940's decorative piece. I think the painting of it actually lessens it appeal, i would chemically strip it and use it in a patio or garden setting. Not a rare piece, and with the kind of "italianesque' cherub decoration it makes it a bit common. What you paid for it at the flea market is it's 'going market value'.'

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    • Rita Rita on Jan 15, 2016
      @Johnchip Thank you. Thats is good information now I know just where to display my urn. I believe I can say this story has been resolved. This was a great experience for me, I didn't know what to expect. I now feel comfortable posting some other questionable items for feedback.

  • Jeanne Jeanne on Jan 14, 2016
    Best guess, it is a garden urn. More than likely it came as a pair. The ornate markings and raised releif suggest french, but don't quote me on that. The marking is more than likely in the raised releif, if there is one. Good luck on that.

    • Rita Rita on Jan 14, 2016
      @Thank You Jeanne This is getting pretty interesting the information that is being posted.

  • Karen eiler Karen eiler on Jan 14, 2016
    Are they urns for people's ashes?

    • Rita Rita on Jan 14, 2016
      @karen eiler Hopefully not this one. As I mentioned before it is solid and very heavy with no indication of it being sealed, painted, or and there is no opening or hole for an opening to be sealed. I really want to thank everyone for there information and help. I guess one day soon decide what to do with it

  • Rita Rita on Jan 15, 2016
    I posted a picture of an item that had no storyand that was questionable for me from the day I had purchased it. The response was awesome. I didn't realize that there was so much knowledge out there just waiting for me to asked. Thank you so much, I am so glad that I found this website.