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These animal heads decorate an impressive but defunct drinking fountain erected to commemorate the first Royal Agricultural Show to be held on Durdham Downs (1878).

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Rick says:

These are exquisite old castings. I like the way the rams rivets were made to be the end of his horns.

10th Aug 2008, 19:26

hildegard says:

Ah, my bad - they're carved sandstone but I didn't get the grain too well. Sorry for the confusion.

10th Aug 2008, 21:30

factotum says:

There's something disconcerting about that horse, isn't there? Great shots.

11th Aug 2008, 00:55

hildegard says:

Know what you mean - think it's because his nostrils are at an improbable angle. That's probably my fault too. It was stupid o'clock in the morning, after all..

11th Aug 2008, 01:07

JokerXL says:

Great collection of heads, shame it's not a working object, worth saving?

16th Aug 2008, 09:54

hildegard says:

It's well looked after but not plumbed in. Would be bound to cost more to maintain in use so guess we'll have to settle for the sculptural qualities alone...

16th Aug 2008, 22:36