Original Vintage Faucets & Shower Set - Dolphins with Rosette inspired by the Fountain of - Neoclassical - Brass - 20th century

Description
Original Vintage Faucets & Shower Set - Dolphins with Rosette inspired by the Fountain of - Neoclassical - Brass - 20th century
Italy

Amazing, original bathroom fittings set from a Roman villa (Italy).
Faucet decorated with dolphin matching the bathtub fittings set, as shown by pictures.
A really valuable set of matching pieces.

The beauty and the main feature of this set lies in the dolphins, which are identical to those of the Fontana del Tritone in Piazza Barberini, Rome. The fountain was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Urban VIII Barberini as part of the overall renovation work on the building that the pope had built in 1625, overlooking piazza Barberini.

In the ancient Greek texts, the Tritons are described as composite beings, with a human head, greenish hair and eyes, large mouths with fangs, a scaly equine bodies ending in tails similar to those of dolphins.

The set is entirely made in brass and it has been used - please, look closely at the photos that are integral part of the description. The set might lack a few small pieces needed to suit your bathroom. The items have not been tested.

Dimensions of the pipe connection (see photo to better understand it): 22 cm outside - 15 cm inside

Please note: Due to the Covid-19 emergency, deliveries may be delayed.
Pro insured shipping.
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We kindly ask you to sign the parcel as “goods unchecked”, otherwise the insurance will not cover the damage and we won’t be able to refund the amount paid. In case of damage, you will need to inform us within 24 hours of the parcel receipt.
Delivery times may be delayed due to the Covid-19 emergency.
The items will be sanitised before packaging.

Lot details
Object
Original Vintage Faucets & Shower Set - Dolphins with Rosette inspired by the Fountain of
Material
Brass
Designer/ Artist
Delfini con Rosone che si ispirano alla Fontana del Tritone a Roma
Style
Neoclassical
Estimated Period
20th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of ageing
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