Le Louvre French Antiques

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Dallas, TX 75207
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Code 417-37
A Large Circa 1850 French Bronze Wine Barrel Spout

This versatile antique French bronze wine barrel spout has a stylized depiction a dolphin’s head at the front. When France was ruled by Kings, the heir to the throne was known as the Dauphin (Dolphin in French), therefore we see the dolphin motif used throughout many periods of French history and decorative arts. The handle is at the top with a stopper that can be temporarily affixed with a screw. There are threads at the tapering end that would go into the wine cask itself. This would also make a beautiful fountain spout or even a large faucet.

CONDITION: Very good condition with minor pitting and scratches to bronze as shown in photos

H=7, L=13 1/2, D=2 5/8
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