Water fountain & basin, Rococo, French
Lot 56
A mid-19th Century Rococo style water cistern or fountain and basin French circa 1830-50
£800 - 1,200
US$ 1,300 - 1,900

Lot Details
A mid-19th Century Rococo style water cistern or fountain and basin
French circa 1830-50
The substantial cistern cast and chased with asymmetrical scroll rockwork and pierced decoration, with applied berries, the zoomorphic tap surmounted by a cherub, height 66cm, the basin cast from sheet pewter with conforming decoration, diameter 52cm, possibly struck 'IB' underneath the base, probably the mark of Jabaeuf, Paris.

Footnotes

  • Sold with a receipt, dated April 24, 1948, to Professor Hilding Linnqvist, a lecturer at the Royal Academy Stockholm, 1939 to 1941, and Naivest painter.

    Literature: For cistern examples see P.Hornsby, Pewter of the Western World, 1600-1816, p.344-348.
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