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

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

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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

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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

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