Antique stone wall-fountain with hand pump
Antique stone wall-fountain with hand pump : This Truly Reclaimed antique wall fountain is carved in the famous « Blue-stone » of Northern France and Belgium. Classic carved Arabesque sides flank a central carved frontispiece with an intriguing Art Deco astronomy theme. Probably late 19th century (or early 20th century), in good condition overall, it would be splendid if the new owner put the forged iron pump handle back into service for it to become a functioning water feature. The decorative spout emerging and the « lion-man » head are made in either bronze or brass, so can surely be polished up to spectacular effect.
Dimensions approx :
- Overall height: 159 cm (5 ft 2 inches)
- Width : 80 cm (31.5 inches)
- Front-to-back: 92 cm (36 inches)
On display in the architectural salvage yard at BCA’s new premises at Pont L’Evêque, near Deauville in Normandy