DETAILS
MAKER
Architects: Josep Fontsere (Spanish, 1829-97) | Antonio Gaudi (Spanish, 1852-1926)

PROVENANCE
Ciutadella Park (Parc de la Ciutadella) (Barcelona, Spain). This park was designed in 1872 by the architect, Josep Fontsere with the assistance of Antoni Gaudi, who was a student at the time. It was built on the grounds of a former garrison fort, the Ciutadella and features a zoo, a lake, museums and a large fountainches These urns act as finials on the stone balustrade walls and on the Cascada, the triumphal arch that features a waterfall and a fountainches The Cascada was a showpiece for the Barcelona Universal Exhibition of 1888. This important exhibition opened Spain to the outside world and marked the establishment of Barcelona as a modern cosmopolitan city.

PERIOD
Late 19th century

DATE
Circa 1888

DIMENSIONS
Width 56 Depth 40 Height 45 inches
Base: Width 21 Depth 21 inches

ITEM ID
M-82-0001
ITEM TYPE
Antique
ORIGIN
Spain • Spanish
AGE
Late 19th Century

Eron Johnson Antiques

Pair of Massive Spanish Early Modernist Cast Iron Urns

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