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Fine Late 19th Century Carved Coade Stone Fountain Head Mounted on Stand

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This fine fountain head once formed part of a free standing grotto fountain and bowl or was wall mounted with the water dropping into a separate bowl. Displayed now on a wooden stand as an art object the piece has a large and dramatic sculptural appeal. The stone is a man made product designed to simulate limestone. Used in England throughout the 19th century the product would be pored in rough blocks and finished by hand carving with details. This object is carved as a Classical covered urn with two dolphins and foliage forming the sides. Water would have issued from the bronze piped mouths of the dolphins and down into a bowl . The grotto like icicles that form part of the decorative carving under the urns lid indicate is use and location. The piece has a nice old weathered surface and shows age and patina consistent with a late 19th century age

Details

  • Condition Details
    While still usable as a fountain head the piece would need to be removed from the base and the bronze internal piping refitted to a new water source
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 29 in. x W 17 in. x D 6.50 in.H 73.66 cm x W 43.18 cm x D 16.51 cm
  • Seller Location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    14051681131131
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