Ornate public drinking water fountain in Paris, France. The fountain is a single pedestal with a square base decorated with bulrushes. Alternating panels display bulrushes and the coat of arms of the city of Paris. The capital supports a decorative finial. The water is dispensed using a push button mechanism. Known as the small model it is often found in parks and public gardens in Paris. Originally designed by Sir Richard Wallace, a wealthy art collector and philanthropist who lived in France. After the Franco Prussian war damaged many aqueducts in Paris the citizens were in need of access to clean water - this was his solution to the problem.
November 10th, 2023
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