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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Fancy Fountain


The city of Lisburn's most famous benefactor, sir Richard Wallace, gifted the people with 5 such drinking fountains back in 1872.  He was an avid art collector also and lived for a time in Paris.

He commissioned Charles Lebourg to fashion these ornate fountains at his foundry in Val d'Osne.


Today they are purely for decorative purposes and only two remain as the others were used in WWII for armaments.





Linking today with Tom's Tuesday's Treasure HERE

Thanks for your visit!

21 comments:

  1. these are beautiful and so ornate...i love the color!

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  2. How beautiful! What a great gift to the city.

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  3. I love these type of fountains. So ornate and will last forever. They are a beautiful color.

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  4. Thanks for the bit of history this morning. Stunning pieces. Have a great week!

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  5. Muito bonita esta peça decorativa de jardim.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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  6. what beautiful treasures, it's amazing they survived and are still so pretty today!!!!

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  7. Sad that some were made into bullets! In the past many people took an interest in the decorative arts. Thanks Christine for stopping by and please hurry back soon.

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  8. So beautiful! I would like to stroll there in a long old fashioned dress and drink from a fountain...

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  9. Very elaborate and decorative!

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  10. Truly beautiful and I love the color.

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  11. oh wow that is one beautiful fountain.

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  12. These are so beautiful Christine

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  13. Hi Christine.

    What a nice fountain.
    Beautiful picture.
    Nice color.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  14. Aren't they wonderful? Fantastic works of art. Thank you for sharing Christine.

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  15. Very ornate and striking color.

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  16. Beautiful photos Christine,
    My daughter is visiting Lisburn next month. I must show her this fountain.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Beautiful and decorative statue or fountain.

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