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A Pier is another name for a pillar, so pier caps or gate post finials are the structures that sit on top of the gate post, both to protect the post from the ingress of water and also as a decorative function.
From Elizabethan times, a lot of effort was put into the gateway of an important house, it was the feature that set the scene for the house and its occupants. Elements from the family crest were sometimes utilised on the gate finials, such as lions, leopards or mythical beasts.
The Pineapple is another emblem found with gate finials, symbolising wealth and hospitality. Other common shapes for 18th and 19th Century gate finials, include variations of the ball finial, sometimes with additional acanthus decoration, lidded urns, finials with flambeau tops, baskets of fruit and eagles. As well as these highy elaborate examples, many households would opt for more restrained stone pier caps, usually of pyramid form.
We have a good range of reclaimed and reproduction pier caps for sale to suit most budgets.

Reclamation Products

Janus Horse Ridge Tile
Janus Horse Ridge Tile
Mythical Bird Ridge Tile
Mythical Bird Ridge Tile
Dragon Ridge Tile
Dragon Ridge Tile
Gargoyle Ridge Tile
Gargoyle Ridge Tile
Cockatrice ( Ridge Tile Griffen)
Cockatrice ( Ridge Tile Griffen)
Atlas Stone Ball Finial
Atlas Stone Ball Finial
Rams Finial
Rams Finial
Fruit Finial
Fruit Finial
Victorian Ball Finial
Victorian Ball Finial
Edwardian Finial
Edwardian  Finial
Small Ball Finial
Small Ball Finial
Horse Head
Horse Head
Ball Large
Ball Large
Georgian Finial
Georgian Finial
Pier Caps AR817
Pier Caps AR817
Ball & Leaf Finial AR931
Ball & Leaf Finial AR931
Reclaimed Bridge Water Finial AR929
Reclaimed Bridge Water Finial AR929
Fleur De Lis Finial AR928
Fleur De Lis Finial AR928
Ball & Leaf Finial AR927
Ball & Leaf Finial AR927
Fleur De Lis Finial AR926
Fleur De Lis Finial AR926
Ball & Leaf Finial AR925
Ball & Leaf Finial AR925
Cat Finial AR924
Cat Finial AR924
Ball & Leaf Finial AR923
Ball & Leaf Finial AR923
Ball & Leaf Finial AR922
Ball & Leaf Finial AR922
Sleeping Dragon Finial AR920
Sleeping Dragon Finial AR920
Ball & Leaf Finial AR917
Ball & Leaf Finial AR917
Fleur De Lis Finial AR916
Fleur De Lis Finial AR916
Church Finials ( One of a pair) AR127
Church Finials ( One of a pair) AR127

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