1st June 2022
A rare Murano illuminated glass indoor water fountain, designed by Barbini, mid-20th century, the circular dished reservoir top encased with curved green tinted leaf moulded massello glass sections hiding lights, supporting a central urn above a rotating coloured filter, the urn flanked by four winged figures representing the Seasons, enclosed in a circle of pink tulip flowerhead jets on a metal base, the tapered column stand also illuminated, with gilt metal collar, and formed from the same green tinted leaf moulded massello glass sections, raised on a square black base with four gilt feet, overall height approximately 120cm. Provenance: the fountain was purchased by the current owner's father in the late 1960s from the original purchaser, who had it shipped to this country. Note: the fountain is in full working order; watch a video of it in action by clicking here.
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