Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Multiple part form consisting of a carved fountainhead of a young boy over four dolphins, set on a rocky carved tall plinth with molded circular marble ring surround, appears unmarked, the water line runs through the center of the support base connecting through the center of the fountainhead and disperses out each dolphin's mouth, together with a multiple part molded marble ring surround.
Fountainhead 50 x 31 x 28 in.; Base 51 x 27.5 x 25.5 in.; Each ring section 12 x 12 x 55.5 in., approximate ring diameter 219 x 171 in.From the Collection of the late William Robert Hupman II, Mebane, NC
As found condition; pump and lines not included.
The Fountainhead: left dolphin with chip and loss to upper lip, the bottom lip with repair and fill; center dolphin with break and repair to bottom lip; the right dolphin with break and fill to bottom lip; the rear dolphin with chips to bottom lip. The Base: each rocky carved support leg with hairline cracks and some fill; chips to the corner edges of the rectangular base. The Rings: all with areas of fill to the top edges; some old hairline cracks (likely shallow weathering cracks), but appear stable.
NOTE: This lot is being sold at an off-site estate location, within 20 miles of the auction gallery. It is the buyer's responsibility and expense to remove the entire contents of the fountain from this location following the close of the sale and within 30 days. Arrangements should be made prior to purchase.
$5,000 - 10,000