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Catchpole and Rye, timeless and classic pieces for your bathroom

Martha Taylor-Brown |
Catchpole and Rye's Kentish foundry produces some of the most luxurious and unique hand finished baths in the world.

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Made from 100% cast iron, Le Bateau Foix is cast to order from Catchpole and Rye's foundry in Kent, the UK. The interior comes beautifully enamelled and the exterior is available in two different finishes; painted in a choice of colours or polished to a gleaming silver shine. The feet can also be painted to match the bath, if desired. Le Bateau Foix is a beautiful freestanding cast iron bath stood on four exquisite cast iron feet, creating a sense of perfect symmetry.

Copper baths are a beautiful tradition reminiscent of a time past. Although lightweight, the copper baths are sturdy and made entirely from high gauge copper sheeting which is then moulded into its unique bateau shape. Catchpole and Rye copper baths are then coated with a baked-on, hard wearing compound which maintains the applied finish, giving these baths an illustrious look. Developed for the aviation industry, the coating is durable and flexible allowing the copper baths to stand up to the rigours of regular use.

Fabricated from hand-beaten copper sheeting, Catchpole and Rye Copper nickel baths are electroplated to achieve a lustrous nickel plate. This forms a durable, tarnish resistant surface to the copper beneath. A variety of bespoke finishes can be created to your specification. Radiantly lustrous, The Nickel Bateau has a high silver sheen that catches the light for a breathtaking effect. A number of different interior and exterior finishes are available with the option of having a gloss or matt lacquer.

Gold, bold and glamorous, Catchpole and Rye brass manufactured bateau baths inject pure drama into any room. Reminiscent of times past, when one bathed in front of fire, baths had to be lightweight, so they could easily be manoeuvered from room to room. Made entirely from brass sheeting and moulded into shape, they come in a variety of hand finishes. Bespoke options, including plaque, wheatsheaf and emblem options for a unique luxe look are also available.

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