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FOUNTAIN
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Period : 17th C.
Material : STONE
Origin : MIDI-PYRENEES
Type : FOUNTAIN
Style : LOUIS XIV
Diamètre In : 109
Height In : 116
Certificate : Export certificate supplied
DESCRIPTION :
Dating from the 17th century. Rare ceremonial stone fountain. It is composed of a quadrilobe basin decorated with a coat of arms of Roquefeuil and another of family La Forest, alternating with carved decorations masks. A central sheath with fluted bowl is topped with mask decors from which the water comes out. This fountain was installed in the courtyard of the castle Grandval in the municipality of Teillet. She was fed by an aqueduct capturing water from a source in the nearby mountains. Grandval, goes through alliance in the mid 16th century, at the Roquefeuil family, which remained owner from 1540 to 1632. By the wedding of Gabrielle de Roquefeuil with Louis de Roquefort (1605-1684), in 1630, Grandval passed to the Roquefort family. As you can see on the fountain, the Roquefeuil coat of arms is "Azure nine gold cords 3, 3, 3 ". Photographic document Ca 1900, representing the castle of Grandval before its demolition.

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