Antique French Brass Lavabo Fountain Carved Oak Wall Mount Crest Catholic Mass
Antique French Brass Lavabo Fountain Carved Oak Wall Mount Crest Catholic Mass.
Direct from France, a very special French lavabo or wall fountain! A carved fleur de lis crown atop the large, serpentine carved oak panel, which provides the perfect backdrop for the brass pieces.
The large, dual handle, brass, upper lidded reservoir/vessel has a fabulous repousse style crest that features rampant lions flanking the shield, and triple castles above the shield; a banner with inscription is below. Large brass basin hangs below, with etched fleur de lis on the back, and smaller brass bowl hangs to the right. These kind of fountains were often used after mass for ceremonial washing. circa1899. Simply a stunning item for any French kitchen or décor, and certainly a conversation piece in any home!
Measurements: Oak Panel, 32” x 18” x 12”. Lidded Brass Vessel, 15.5”ht. x 12.5” x 12.5”; top opening, 6”. NOTE: All of our antiques are direct from Europe. I personally select each item for the quality, design and unique characteristics that you will always find in our distinctive inventory at Geaux Vintage Antiques. …” with all that, why ‘Geaux’ anywhere else?” …
Condition: Good condition for its age, normal signs of age, use, dings, scratches, imperfections. Spigot is not working. Vessel bottom is solid. Included multiple photos should be considered as an integral part of the description.
Shipping: Professional packaging, insurance and shipping $ 75.00. (Lower 48 states only). Please contact Geaux Vintage Antiques with any questions or for more photos!