Fountain Cherub in Leafy Bowl
A cast-iron fountain figure of a winged cherub with upturned countenance and windblown hair, standing on his proper left leg, with right leg swept back, and holding a fish in his hands, the fish plumbed for water, French, ca. 1870, the base marked “A. Durenne Sommevoire”. Antoine Durenne founded the firm in 1847 and became a visionary in the field, as he sought new ways of expanding the cast-iron industry. Paired with associated cast-iron fountain with single bowl, the bowl with foliate rim and four jets, the tapered baluster with cattails and flowers, the circular foot with a band of acanthus leaves, English, ca. 1880. Fountain figure 32 ins. high, 12 ins. wide, 13 ins. deep. Height of bowl on baluster 44 ins. high, Total height 76 ins. 54 ins. diameter.
Barbara says, "Yes, this is a marriage and a magical one at that! The little figure looks as if he's just alighted from the sky and plucked a fish form the water of this lovely fountain bowl. Place this in your driveway circle and see your guests linger in their cars enchanted by the looks and sounds of this winged creature".