Lot 26 (The Cotswold Collection (Live Auction) Lots 1 to 77, 29th September 2020)

Sold for £6,800

Lot details

Fountains: An extremely rare courtyard fountain attributed to Blashfield

circa 1870

the surround 225cm long by 142cm wide 

Although this rare fountain does not bear a manufacturers stamp, the consistency of the clay together with the quality of modelling and style would strongly suggest that it was made by J.M Blashfield and possibly came from the same house as the other Blashfield pieces in the collection. See lot 53 for further information on J. M. Blashfield. 

The Cotswold Collection. See lot 1 for further information.

Condition report
Top bowl with repaired section but not visible and made using fired material to match original so fine to be kept outside without repair showing. Some very small chips and scratches on dolphins but nothing structural and mouths and nostrils drilled for water. Surround with some nibbling around edges and small chips. One square spacer section in need of rebuilding but overall better condition than average and needs tidying up.