• Architectural Heritage: The Ad auction at Christies

    Sale 5458

    Architectural Heritage: The Adrian and Suzy Puddy Collection

    10 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 43

    AN AMERICAN PAINTED ZINC FOUNTAIN

    EARLY 20TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO J.W. FISK IRON WORKS, NEW YORK

    Price Realised  

    AN AMERICAN PAINTED ZINC FOUNTAIN
    EARLY 20TH CENTURY, ATTRIBUTED TO J.W. FISK IRON WORKS, NEW YORK
    Modelled with a cherub holding an amphora above a scallop-shell basin
    45 in. (114 cm.) high; 20 in. (51 cm.) wide; 29 in. (74 cm.) deep


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    The J.W.Fiske Iron Works were established in New York by Joseph Winn Fiske in 1858. The firm was one of the most prominent American manufacturers of cast iron and cast zinc in the second half of the nineteenth century.
    Zinc was a popular material for fountain figures in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as it does not corrode in harsh weather.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage