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Table fountain

Limoges, France, London?, England

This splendid and intriguing object was once thought to a unique survival of a 16th-century table fountain, but recent analysis has shown that it is more likely to have been constructed in the 18th century from a range of original fragments of French Renaissance enamel and further embellished in the 19th century. Many of the pictorial scenes depict the story of Cupid and Psyche.

Earliest Rothschild collector possibly: Nathaniel Mayer, 1st Baron Rothschild; b.1840, d.1915

Credit: Accepted by H M Government in lieu of tax and allocated to the National Trust, 2000...

c 1550-c 1580 {stem, base}, c 1720 {assembly}, 1835-1884 {some decoration}, c 1890 {base}
Copper, enamel, silver and metal
Image and text © Waddesdon Manor, 2019

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Waddesdon Manor
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