After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture
After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture
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After PROVIN SERRES Val d'Osne Cast Iron Siren Mermaid Fountain Sculpture

DETAILS
This antique fountain head depicts a partially nude woman siren (Syrene) or mermaid (naiad) holding a large fish that forms the spout of the fountain. The figure is nicely rendered with good detail. Notice the water lilies in her hair, her pretty face and her unusual, forked fishtail. It would be a lovely addition to any garden or courtyard. This feminine piece retains the original wonderful old patina in a warm brown. After a model by Provin Serres, who was a student of Mathurin Moreau. Another example of this sculpture appears at the fountain Chateau du Pian (Bouliac, France).
MAKER
After Provin Serres (French, 1840-) | Foundry: Val d'Osne (Haute-Marne, France, 1836-1987). Provin Serres studied under Mathurin Moreau. Exhibited at the Salon (1879-1902), and became a member of the Societor of the French Artists (1893).
MARKS
Unmarked
PERIOD
Napoleon III (1852-70)
LITERATURE
Val d'Osne catalog, No. 130
DATE
19th century
DIMENSIONS
Width 20 Depth 14 Height 43 inches
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