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18th Century French Fountain

 

Maximum measurements 24cm high x 18cm wide x 8cm deep (cast from high grade plaster)

Height of seated Merman 9cm (this is seperate to the fountain and so you will need to glue it onto the main fountain. He is usually cast from resin

 

This highly detailed beautiful fountain is a copy of an original antique. There are minor modifications due to scale and also casting issues but overall it is close to the original. 

We do not know the history of this fountain, where is came from but it was being sold on an antiques website and was too irristable not to copy. 

The head at the top of the fountain has a small pipe from which water would have flowed. We have not made our pipe hollow but with a little skill you could use resin to flow from the mouth into the shell below and then tumble again from the shell into the trough. On the original there were two pipe outlets either side of the fountain. If you wished to add these then you could simply add a little pipe or jewelry finding and add the cascading water. 

All the detailing on the fountain is influenced by "water". The lily pads falling from the mans beard, the seaweed fronds supporting the shell and the sea shell itself being a huge clam shell under which sits a quiet merman or merchild. He sits studying a little lily pad flower in his right hand. His scaly fishy legs end with two fish tales. 

 

There are endless ways in which you could paint and decorate this lovely fountain. Bluey green patina where the pipe is exposed, mossy mould in the crevices. The stone could be marble or granite or limestone. Addition of plant material and water (resin based of course!) would be lovely. 

 

There are many suppliers of realistic water - try Deluxe materials or simply google clear resins. be mindful though that some will only allow a very shallow depth of water and others can set yellow in colour. 

If you choose to purchase this delightful fountain I guarantee you will have so much fun!

 

NOTE about DELIVERY

Due to its weight and size there may be carriage restrictions to some places. If you purchase more than one or combine the fountain with other heavy plaster items I may need to obtain a quote for carriage from the couriers. 

 

 

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18th Century French Fountain 12th scale unpainted

£50.00Price
    • Fountain - Maximum measurements 24cm high x 18cm wide x 8cm deep (cast from high grade plaster)

      Height of seated Merman 9cm (this is seperate to the fountain and so you will need to glue it onto the main fountain. He is usually cast from resin

    • Boars head fire surround 15.5cm wide x 11cm high

    • French Trumeau Mirror approx. 7cm wide x 12.5cm hgh

    • Ladies wasp waist mannequin total height approx 4.5" to 5"

    • Gentlemans desk = 6.5cm high x 15.5cm wide  x 7.5cm deep.

    • Torchere = 10cm high x 4cm widest part x 2.6cm diameter on top.

    • Ladies desk = 12cm high x 10.8cm widest part x 5.5cm deep.

    • Commode by Francois Linke = 7cm high x 11cm widest part x 4.5cm deep.

    • Small French Console table = 6.5cm wide x 7cm high x 6.5cm wide

    • Small French table = 6.8cm high x 6.8cm wide x 3.9cm deep

    • Large french Mirror = 9cm wide x 12.5cm high (the actual oval mirror is 7cm x 5cm)

    • Large Girondelle Mirror 12cm x 6.5cm