Hearst Castle Garden Urns, Italian Terra Cotta Co. Los Angeles, pair 1910-20s CA416

CA416-4

At 19.5" high and 17" at their widest (at the handles), these handsome glazed terra cotta urns were ordered by the architect Julia Morgan for the fabled Hearst Castle at San Simeon. Why they are not still there is the substance of the tale that follows. It seems that Hearst's eldest son's third wife, the ...