When France was ruled by kings, the heir to the throne was known as the Dauphin, therefore we see the dolphin motif used throughout many periods of French history and decorative arts. This brass fountain spout was crafted circa 1880 in eastern France in the form of a dolphin and paired with a large wrought iron S-scroll. The scroll has been embellished with volute whorls and would be installed on a wall, functioning as a support for the large spout. A semi-circular bracket supports the brass spout, in front of a large disc with several layers of molding that has been stamped with production marks (“18 Izernore 94” and “L. Reydellet”). Our exquisite brass and wrought iron dolphin spout can be used as an indoor or outdoor water feature, such as for a stone fountain or bathroom sink.
CONDITION: Good antique condition, with minor nicks and rubs. Light oxidation to the iron scroll. Some losses to the brass finish, with residue from previous installations.