This beautiful French center fountain from Provence has been hand carved and distressed out of Estaillade limestone. The center post has a ball finial, while four sides having recessed panels with stylized ogee moldings. The ball portion can be left on or removed before installation. On two of the four sides, there are metal spouts supported by s-scrolls surrounded by carved circular ornamentation. The basin is in the shape of an octagon, which is the classic style of fountain found in villages throughout France. On the old French fountains, the two bars would have been used to hold buckets while filling water. Originally, they were connected to natural water sources.
CONDITION: Very good condition with intentional minor chips and distress marks. Varying and weathered patina over time depending on surrounding trees, sunlight, etc. Contact us if you would like an updated photo. Natural stone.
H=76 1/2, Diameter=87 1/2, Basin Height=17 3/4
Large Octagonal Limestone Center Fountain from Provence, France