Pair of Massive Spanish Early Modernist Cast Iron UrnsPair of Massive Spanish Early Modernist Cast Iron UrnsPair of Massive Spanish Early Modernist Cast Iron UrnsPair of Massive Spanish Early Modernist Cast Iron UrnsPair of Massive Spanish Early Modernist Cast Iron UrnsPair of Massive Spanish Early Modernist Cast Iron UrnsPair of Massive Spanish Early Modernist Cast Iron Urns

MAKER
Josep Fontsere, architect (Spanish, 1829-97) | Antonio Gaudi, architect (Spanish, 1852-1926)

PROVENANCE
El Parque 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 fountain. These urns act as finials on the stone balustrade walls and on the Cascada, the triumphal arch that features a waterfall and a fountain. 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.

DATE
c. 1888

DIMENSIONS
Width 56 Height 37 in.
Base: Width 21 Depth 21 in.

Item ID: M-82-0001

Pair of Massive Spanish Early Modernist Cast Iron Urns

$65,000 USD

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