A fine 18th century lead cistern dated 1752

A fine 18th century lead cistern dated 1752

Circa 1752
Stock Number: 13181/GSO
Height 90.00 cm [2 ft 11 ins]
Width 95.00 cm [3 ft 1 ins]
Depth 48.00 cm [1 ft 7 ins]
£6,800.00

Embellished with typical parterre shaped moulding, well realised dolphin decoration and rarely seen a full name – more commonly it is initials only. The name Mary Cole could see this Cistern as a wedding gift or possibly a celebration of a birth.

It is also unusual to see the Cistern raised on 'dog head' supports – these could be contemporary to the Cistern or a slightly later addition.