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Neo-Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century

Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
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  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
  • Neo Classical Bronze Two Tier Pond Garden Fountain 20th Century
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Price: £4,500.00
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This is a beautiful two-tier pond garden fountain sculpted in bronze in the neo-classical style, dating from the late twentieth century.
 
The fountain is heavenly decorated with acanthus leaves, fluting, grape vines in low relief with cherub masks in high relief and sculptured doves.

The water flows from the top tier through a central large decorated nozzle them flows into and over the tier and finally into and over the second tier which is held by classically dressed semi-naked maidens. 
 
This fountain is cast from solid bronze and was made by the traditional lost wax (cire perdue) method.

Add an elegant element to your garden with this lovely fountain, which can be used as a stand-alone fountain or as a centrepiece to a pond.
 
 
Condition:
 
The fountain is in superb condition. Please see photographs to verify the condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 178 x Width 70 x Depth 70

Dimensions in inches:

Height 5 feet, 10 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 2 feet, 4 inches

Lost Wax Method
sometimes called by the French name of cire perdue or the Latin, cera perduta is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artists sculpture.

In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancient practice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 09254

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