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Fountain

Fountain

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Buff earthenware, modelled, painted with coloured glazes

  • Credit Line:

    Bought

  • Museum number:

    537-1865

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 44, shelf 8

Physical description

Modelled in the form of a rock with lizards, frogs and shells.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Buff earthenware, modelled, painted with coloured glazes

Dimensions

Height: 19.25 in taken from Register

Object history note

Bought from the Soulages Collection.

Historical context note

A complete table fountain of this form was sold by Sir Gyles Isham, Baronet (Sotheby's, May 21 1957, lot 111 - illustrated). Another had been exhibited at South Kensington in 1862 -
Catalogue of the Special Loan Exhibition at the South Kensington Museum, Section 8, no.1244, p.108. Described as: Table fountain, forming a circular plateau, from the centre of which rises a steep conical hill or rock; the surface of the piece is entirely covered with pebbles and shells, frogs, lizards and other animals. At the summit are serpents' heads, forming the water jets. Height: 8 in; diameter: 17 in.

Descriptive line

Buff earthenware modelled with reptiles and shells and decorated with coloured glazes. French, probably 19th century.

Production Note

Probably made in the 19th century

Materials

Earthenware

Subjects depicted

Frog; Shells; Lizards

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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