1 of 9 images

Majestic Gilt Bronze and Malachite Fountain, with Figure of Mercury

About

This Italian fountain showcases extremely skilled design and craftsmanship, with Classical detailing all-over. It dates to the late 19th century, with later malachite veneer. The fountain is mounted at the top with a gilt bronze statue of the Roman god Mercury, made after the famous 'Mercury Fortuna' by the master Renaissance sculptor Giambologna (1529-1608). The sculpture was so influential that it inspired a number of copies during the neoclassical Revival of the 19th century. Mercury is shown wearing his winged helmet and holding the Caduceus, his staff, in his left hand. He is shown standing on a plinth of air blowing from the mouth of an Anemoi, a Greek god of wind, on a malachite column mounted with acanthus leaf decorations. The column sits inside the centre of the fountain's basin, made from malachite and mounted around the outside with satyrs' heads. The basin is supported by a column which features further gilt bronze mounts, and sits on a floral gilt bronze baluster, all sitting on an octagonal malachite base.

Details

  • In the Style Of
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    Late 19th Century
  • Dimensions

    H 86.62 in. x Dm 40.16 in.

    H 220 cm x Dm 102 cm

  • Diameter
    40.16 in. (102 cm)
  • Seller location
    London, GB
  • Seller reference number
    15238
  • Reference number
    LU956310013283

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping

    Global Shipping Available

    View details
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Recognized
Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2012
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in London, GB
Associations:
The British Antique Dealers' Association
International Confederation of Art and Antique Dealers' Associations
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Large Art Nouveau Period Antique Fountain in Pa...
Louis Oury
French Fountains
Bronze
This large and impressive antique bronze fountain was cast by Leon Louis Oury (French, born 1846). It was made during the Art Nouveau period of the early 20th Century and its style t...
Fine Silver Table Fountain
Italian Fountains
Decorated with mythological characters including two Poseidon figures flanking the central part surmounted by another male figure, the plateau representing the sea with crustaceans a...
Fine and Unusual Gilt Bronze Antique French Myt...
French Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots
Bronze
The stunning French antique fire place fender is unusual for its ancient mythological style detailing. The work is modelled with a bearded male mask at either end. Both masks are sur...
Gilt and Patinated Bronze French Fireplace Fend...
French Fireplaces and Mantels
Bronze
Constructed of a patinated bronze frame with twin circular ormolu acanthus scroll surmounts on either side, joined by the central fender and steel bar above. Dating to the French ...
You May Also Like
Fountain, Art Nouveau, Bronze Sculpture
Italian Fountains
Bronze
A very rare group of four bronze figures. Wonderful quality exceptional expression. From Italy Art Nouveau.
Castle Fountain, 19th Century, with Lion on the...
French Fountains
Limestone
A rare castle fountain from France (Loire) 1880, Limestone Wonderful form and expression. In a very good condition. Spouter original (only the emblem of the lion had to be restored ...

Delfini Fountain

$132,000 / item
Delfini Fountain
Braganti
Italian Fountains
Silver
This sumptuous object will make a lavish statement in any room it is placed. A celebration of artistic expertise and artisanal craftsmanship, this fountain is entirely made in silver...
Italian early 18th century white Carrara marble...
Italian Fountains
Marble
A magnificent and large scale Italian early 18th century white Carrara marble fountain. The fountain is raised on a circular base below the baluster shaped column decorated with peta...
Pair of Ebonized Venetian Blackamoors
Italian Planters and Jardinieres
Wood
This exceptional and rare pair of Blackamoor jardinières is comprised of two striking figures, each supporting a cushioned scallop shell on his back. Expertly carved of wood and imm...

Pair of Monumental Carved Limestone Horses

$132,000 Sale Price / set
20% Off
Pair of Monumental Carved Limestone Horses
American Statues
Stone
A pair of life-size (plus) carved limestone horses from circa 1920 with carved heads and legs rearing out from rusticated carved bases. Second Horse: 38" x 43" x 111.
Tycoon's Italian Carrara Marble Angel Sculpture...
Antonio Piazza
Italian Figurative Sculptures
Carrara Marble
Rare Lucious large Carrara marble masterpiece, 19th Century by Antonio Piazza..The Ultimate Symbol of Luxury and Wealth! Crafted of pristine Carrara marble, this enchanting work is...
Louis XIV Style, Fireplace Hercules Versailles ...
French Fireplaces and Mantels
Marble, Bronze
Louis XIV style, 20th century, prestigious and wonderful fireplace made in marble Sarrancolin Fantastico and gilded bronze. It is adorned with gorgeous gilded bronze ornaments inclu...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries