This large limestone wall fountain from Southern Italy has been beautifully hand-carved with meticulous detail. As you can see from the photos, the fountain is comprised of many individually carved segments of stone (there are 67 stone pieces).
The semi-circular basin is comprised of three levels of stone, with the middle tier indented from the rows above and below. Behind the basin is a wall of stones roughly 13 feet wide and topped with a slightly thicker crown. The springer stones at each end of the crown have been carved into two scrolls in the Vitruvian style. The innermost scroll on each side gradually flows upwards in an arch. The keystone at the top of the arch contains a large shell motif topped with a finial. In between the shell and the basin is a raised geometric panel that has two holes for spouts.
The unique and eye-catching aspect about this fountain is that the large elements such as the shell, arch, and geometric panel – they are all carved out of multiple stones. The detail and planning that went into the creation of this fountain is stunning. It obviously took a master stonemason envisage and carve this fountain. At just over 13 feet long with a design featuring a sloping and distinctly shaped wall, this beautiful stone fountain from Italy will adorn any large property for years to come.
CONDITION: Chips and intentional distressing to add character and mimic age as seen in photos. Stones given an antique stone grey patination by carver.