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Fountain
Fountain
Fountain
Fountain
Fountain
Fountain
Fountain
Fountain
Fountain
Fountain
Fountain
Fountain
Fountain

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A concrete circular bowl with concave sides on the rim on which stand four bronze statues of seals with water issuing from their mouths. At the centre is a large bronze nautilus shell born upwards by a raft of bronze lily pads which supports the sculpture of boy with legs astride holding a fish in each hand, each of which spouts water, and with an otter at his feet. The fountain was donated to the town by William Julien Courtauld in 1938 in memory of George V.

Date

1938

Medium

bronze & concrete

Measurements

H 150 x W 150 x D 500 cm;
Plinth: H 100 x W 100 x D 50 cm

Accession number

CM7_TJ_S135

Acquisition method

commissioned by Sir W. J. Courtauld

Work type

Water fountain, trough or pump

Owner

Braintree District Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

1938

Listing date

18/03/05

Access

at all times

Inscription description

THE GIFT OF / WILLIAM JULIEN COURTAULD ESQ. JP / OF PENNYPOT HALSTEAD / TO THE TOWN OF BRAINTREE / IN MEMORY OF KING GEORGE V


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Located at

High Street, Braintree

CM7 1EX

Located in the front of St Michael's Church.