Style Other / Ref.13658
Antique cast iron water pump, late th century
Width: 14'' ⅛ 36cm
Height: 55'' ½ 141cm
Depth: 12'' ⅝ 32cm
Good condition. One crack.
This beautiful water pump was cast in the late 19th century.
It is adorned with a beautiful decor in relief of reeds, frogs and birds. The water exit takes the shape of the fish head.
Our water pump is to be compared with the ones produced by the Val d'Osne foundry, created in 1835 by Jean Pierre Victor André, inventor of cast iron ornament. During the 19th century, the company grew and became the most important French society in art cast iron. It won several medals at exhibitions of products from French industry and at World Fairs as in Paris in 1878. Collaborations with the greatest artists of the century such as Carrier-Belleuse, Mathurin Moreau, Pradier and Eugène Piat contributed to the reputation of the company.
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