This fabulous French cast stone statue is composed of a finely cast putto on a stylized dolphin holding a large C-Scroll shell overhead. The piece also doubles as a fountain element, and it is completely plumbed for connection to a water pump.
From the deep folds of the C-Scroll shell to the scales and fins, the detailing of this piece is very well done. The putto’s eyes are realistic rather than blank as was the case on so many statues. The dolphin’s form is very sinuous, curling around the putto’s back. The intake pipe is coming up from the leaves at the back and pushed through the dolphin’s mouth. All of this rests upon a square base. This piece would make a beautiful fountain centerpiece, but would work equally well as a decorative outdoor or indoor statue.
CONDITION: Good condition with a repair to crack on base.