This pair of garden pineapple finials was cast in England, circa 1960. Both pineapples have circular bases with quarter round molding on top of a circular plinth roughly the same size. The necks above are molded, supporting the segmented pineapples. Pineapples are “multiple fruits”, consisting of numerous flowers whose fruits join, hence the divisions.
Symbolically, pineapples signify hospitality. Placing our pair of pineapple finials on either side of a door or walkway lets visitors know that they are welcome in your house. They can stand alone or be placed on top of a pedestal or column.
CONDITION: Good condition with minor losses, specifically to the bases. The finials have developed a dark gray patina from exposure to the elements. Please see photos for details.