Impressive Antique Lead Fountain Basin

Substantial Antique English Lead Fountain Basin, early 20th C. This monumental beautifully aged and weathered deep round cistern fountain has well executed symbols of the 1707 Act of Union between Scotland and England, which formed Great Britain under Queen Anne, the last Stuart sovereign. The strap work is indicative of the late 17th - early 18th century decoration.

In the center is the Lead Dolphin Boy. The backside has full decorative detail. The young child is shown riding a dolphin on the surf. The water cascades down from the dolphin's spout to the shell overflows into the pool basin creating a lovely sound. Sold separately.

The second picture shows a similar fountain basin in a garden in England.

The soft palette of the aged lead distinguishes this important fountain. The depth of the fountain allows water to create wonderful resonant sound. Over the generations, this lead pool has developed a beautiful grey patina.        

Price is for basin only. Imported from England.

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Product Code: AQE-FTB-1707 Collection: Tags: , , , ,

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Product Code: AQE-FTB-1707

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