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French Cast-Iron Figure Paired with Fountain Bowl


A cast-iron fountain figure of a winged cherub with upturned countenance and windblown hair, standing on his proper left leg, with right leg swept back, and holding a fish in his hands, the fish plumbed for water, French, circa 1870, the base marked “A. Durenne Sommevoire”. Paired with associated cast-iron fountain with single bowl, the bowl with foliate rim and four jets, the tapered baluster with cattails and flowers, the circular foot with a band of acanthus leaves, Continental, circa 1880. Measures: Figure 32 ins. high, 12 ins. wide, 13 ins. deep; height of bowl on baluster 44 ins. high; total height 76 ins. 54 ins. diameter.  Provenance of Bowl: Dunsborough Park, Collection of Baron Sweerts de Landas Antoine Durenne founded the firm in 1847 and became a visionary in the field, as he sought new ways of expanding the cast-iron industry. He adapted cast iron to meet the requirements for architectural decoration and produced stairs, balconies, and balustrades, among other objects. He went on to exploit cast iron artistically by reproducing ancient vases and sculptures and by casting groups of animals designed by modern artists.


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  • Condition Details
    This piece, like cast-iron pieces of similar age, has numerous layers of paint.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 76 in. x Dm 54 in.H 193.04 cm x Dm 137.16 cm
  • Diameter
    54 in. (137.16 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Katonah, NY
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    Set of 2
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