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Title Fountain
Collection Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
Date Completion 1900
Date Design 1899-1900
Description Polished granite fountain on oval-shaped stone base. Drum pedestal surmounted by large bowl with design incised under rim. Shaft of fountain set in bowl, one side with inscription panel, one side panel is missing. Celtic motif to upper part of shaft.
Additional Information Timothy Davies (1857-1951) was born at Pantyfedwen, Llanpumpsaint where he received his early education. He was apprenticed into the textile trade in Liverpool, eventually founding his own business in Fulham, London, in 1885. He became Mayor of Fulham, a member of London County Council, Liberal Member of Parliament from 1906 to 1920, a Justice of the Peace, and an Income Tax Commissioner.
Id Number Current Accession CARMARTH015
Id Number Current Repository AHCARMARTH01515
Inscription Incised in side panel and painted gold: CYFLWYNWYD / I DREF / CAERFYRDDIN / GAN / TIMOTHY DAVIES YSW. / O.C. 1900. WALHAM GREEN
Location Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
Measurements Dimensions Whole work(285cm high)
Material Stone/Polished granite
Notes The fountain was presented to the town of Carmarthen by Timothy Davies in 1900. It was renovated (?early 1990's) by Mr. Anthony Kleinberg of Abbey Foundry, Cross Hands at the instigation of Carmarthen Civic Society. Financial assistance was provided by the Prince of Wales' Committee, Carmarthen District Council and Carmarthen Town Council.
Rights Owner Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
Source AH
Work Type Drinking Fountain
 

 

 

 

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