Magnificent French Carved Limestone Wall Fountain
This statuesque French wall fountain is the most beautiful one we have ever owned! In two parts and carved from the finest French limestone, its elegant form and superb weathered patina make it a highly desirable piece. The bowl is sufficiently deep to accept a recirculating pump that emits a vertical flume of water or it can be paired with one of our fountain masks.
Although the fountain has its very own French export certificate attesting to its age as 18th C, we believe the bowl to be a beautifully-done 20th C replica of the original, as evidenced by the initials "LTIE," inscribed in bas relief on the underside. Please note there is a repaired chip to the top of the base as shown in Photo #5 and some other minor chipping to the base and back left-hand corner of the basin.
France, 18th & mid-20th C.
H: 38 3/8 in D: 17 in W: 35.5 in
Ref: FOU 1012