A 18th century lead cistern dated 1714

A 18th century lead cistern dated 1714

Circa 1714
Stock Number: 14309/GSO
Height 73.70cm [29.02 inches]
Width 152.40cm [60.00 inches]
Depth 50.80cm [20.00 inches]
Price on application

A fine example of an early 18th century lead cistern dated 1714 and initialled S.S.F. Having complex raised partner moulding repeated as a decorative motif across the front and side returns. This moulding in turn surrounds decorative cartouches, the front two encompassing three putto within a highly decorative scheme, the side two being more floral in nature. Other decorative elements include bird and fleur-de-lis motif’s.

Similar Cisterns can be seen at Knightshayes Court Museum Devon and Alfriston Clergy House East Sussex.

Provenance: A private collection