Lee Dowdy Antiques

  • Sold Items
  • A Victorian JW Fiske Cast Iron Crane Fountain c1880 Bird bath Egret

A Victorian JW Fiske Cast Iron Crane Fountain c1880 Bird bath Egret

0.00
sold out
IMG_1737.jpg
IMG_1739.jpg
IMG_1740.jpg
IMG_1741.jpg
IMG_1742.jpg
IMG_1743.jpg
IMG_1744.jpg
IMG_1745.jpg
IMG_1746.jpg
IMG_1747.jpg
IMG_1748.jpg
IMG_1749.jpg
IMG_1750.jpg
IMG_1751.jpg
IMG_1752.jpg
IMG_1753.jpg
IMG_1754.jpg

A Victorian JW Fiske Cast Iron Crane Fountain c1880 Bird bath Egret

0.00
sold out

A Victorian J.W. Fiske Cast Iron Crane Fountain c1880 Bird bath Egret

Found in the backyard of a Cliffside Park, NJ estate where it was partially buried underground and used as a birdbath and flowerbed.  The grandfather had worked for a demolition company in the 1940s, and this was probably moved from a Victorian mansion being town down.

I could not locate a mark, but attributed to Fiske based on other examples.  Three pieces: bowl, base and pan.

Condition: Significant rust, especially on the base that was underground.  At least two coats of old paint on the iron.  Two beaks broken from the egrets.  Includes only the rim of the original pan, which has figural snapping turtles and frogs.  Significant paint to underside of bowl that shows figural faces, one with a missing nose.  Pan looks nice when used as a border for a flower bed, as it appears to be complete, but not having to deal with the extreme weight.  Some rust to the pan.

Measurements:  44″H x 40″DIA at top x 21″DIA at base, Pan: 6″H x 70″DIA

Add To Cart

A Victorian J.W. Fiske Cast Iron Crane Fountain c1880 Bird bath Egret

Found in the backyard of a Cliffside Park, NJ estate where it was partially buried underground and used as a birdbath and flowerbed.  The grandfather had worked for a demolition company in the 1940s, and this was probably moved from a Victorian mansion being town down.

I could not locate a mark, but attributed to Fiske based on other examples.  Three pieces: bowl, base and pan.

Condition: Significant rust, especially on the base that was underground.  At least two coats of old paint on the iron.  Two beaks broken from the egrets.  Includes only the rim of the original pan, which has figural snapping turtles and frogs.  Significant paint to underside of bowl that shows figural faces, one with a missing nose.  Pan looks nice when used as a border for a flower bed, as it appears to be complete, but not having to deal with the extreme weight.  Some rust to the pan.

Measurements:  44″H x 40″DIA at top x 21″DIA at base, Pan: 6″H x 70″DIA

Check out Lee Dowdy Antiques on Yelp