A Charming Whimsical Italian 19th/20th Century Carved Marble Figural Fountain depicting three playful Putti riding a Koi Fish. Circa: Florence 1900.
Step into a realm of enchantment and artistry with this exquisite Charming Whimsical Italian Carved Marble Figural Fountain. Crafted during the 19th/20th Century in the timeless city of Florence, this captivating art piece transports you to a world where imagination knows no bounds.
Nestled within the heart of this fountain's beautifully carved marble, the scene unfolds with an air of whimsy and delight. Three mischievous putto, those cherubic embodiments of innocent joy, engage in a playful ballet astride the sinuous back of a majestic koi fish. The careful artistry of the sculptor has brought life to the marble, each delicate detail of the putto's features and the fish's scales seemingly kissed by the breath of creativity.
Once intalled as a fountain, the water will cascade gently from the mouths of the fish and the top acorn, creating an ever-flowing embrace of liquid harmony. The contrast between the cool, smooth marble and the fluid motion of water evokes a sense of dynamic balance—a dance frozen in time.
As your gaze is drawn to the characters' expressions, you'll find an array of emotions subtly captured—laughter, wonder, and camaraderie frozen within the stone. This piece captures the essence of Italian craftsmanship and artistry, a treasure harkening back to an era when the artisan's hand carved stories into stone.
This fountain is a testament to the imagination of its time, a window into the whimsy and charm that permeated Italian art during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It stands as a conversation between the skilled hands of the sculptor and the captivating world they conjured from their mind's eye.
Owning this Charming Whimsical Italian Carved Marble Figural Fountain will means not only embracing a piece of history but also inviting a touch of magic into your surroundings. It's a time-traveling vessel that effortlessly transports you to an era of elegance, creativity, and the boundless playfulness of three Putto riding a Koi fish in the heart of Florence.
Height: 49 inches (124.5 cm)
Width: 32 inches (81.3 cm)
Depth: 28 inches (71.1 cm)
Ref.: A1586 - Lot 10769