Antique « wishing » well-head with winding gear
Antique « wishing » well-head with winding gear : This picturesque antique stone well-head is the archetypal well-head of childhood fairy tales. Carved from a single block of French limestone some time in the 19th century, it was equipped with a forged iron gantry with winding gear and ratchet, bucket and chain, and protected by a little roof.
Dimensions approx :
- Stone well-head : 100 x 103 cm (39 x 40.5 inches)
- Side height : 37 cm (15 inches)
- Interior shaft diametre : 50 cm (20 inches)
- Gantry assembly height : 97 cm (38 inches)
On display in the architectural salvage displays at BCA’s Maine & Loire premises at L’Hotellerie-de-Flée.