Large Cast Limestone Center Fountain from Southern Italy

SKU: 1020-25 Category: Tag:

$9,500.00

Large Cast Limestone Center Fountain from Southern Italy

SKU: 1020-25 Category: Tag:

$9,500.00

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Description

This large center fountain from Southern Italy features eight surrounding margin stones that extend the basin by 12 inches. Each of the eight stones that comprise the basin wall have quarter round edges with thick molding at the bases. The two-inch-thick marginal stones form an octagonal pad around the basin, adding a scale and visual interest to the fountain.

A ball finial on a circular plinth tops the linear center column. Four scrolled iron spouts emanate from the raised floret backplates on the middle of the column. Below two of the spouts are iron bars that insert into cutouts in the column base and two of the basin stones. Before the advent of technological advances, the bars would be used by European villagers to hold buckets as they received water from the natural springs.

Our Italian center fountain has been cast from pulverized limestone, known as reconstituted stone. The limestone fragments were mixed with a binding agent and poured into molds. Colored pigments were also added, giving each stone piece a white color with cream highlights.

CONDITION: Good condition with intentional chips and distress marks as seen in photos. Minor rubs and scratches to some of the stones. Three of the margin stones have been professionally repaired.  Installation of the perimeter stones are of course optional, as is the ball finial.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Italy

Age

2000's

Dimensions

H - 73 1/4, basin H - 18 1/8, diameter (including margin stones) - 121 1/2, basin diameter - 97

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Description

This large center fountain from Southern Italy features eight surrounding margin stones that extend the basin by 12 inches. Each of the eight stones that comprise the basin wall have quarter round edges with thick molding at the bases. The two-inch-thick marginal stones form an octagonal pad around the basin, adding a scale and visual interest to the fountain.

A ball finial on a circular plinth tops the linear center column. Four scrolled iron spouts emanate from the raised floret backplates on the middle of the column. Below two of the spouts are iron bars that insert into cutouts in the column base and two of the basin stones. Before the advent of technological advances, the bars would be used by European villagers to hold buckets as they received water from the natural springs.

Our Italian center fountain has been cast from pulverized limestone, known as reconstituted stone. The limestone fragments were mixed with a binding agent and poured into molds. Colored pigments were also added, giving each stone piece a white color with cream highlights.

CONDITION: Good condition with intentional chips and distress marks as seen in photos. Minor rubs and scratches to some of the stones. Three of the margin stones have been professionally repaired.  Installation of the perimeter stones are of course optional, as is the ball finial.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

Italy

Age

2000's

Dimensions

H - 73 1/4, basin H - 18 1/8, diameter (including margin stones) - 121 1/2, basin diameter - 97

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