Item No. 1402
A gather of clear molten glass is pulled from the crucible, sculpted into the shape of a fountain and fumed with tin oxide. The fumed glass is placed in the furnace and irridized creating a spectral rainbow effect.
Another gather is added over the first, sculpted in the same fashion and the treatment is repeated.
A hollow air space is inserted into the two fountains simulating a splash before casing in crystal clear glass.
The exterior of the design receives a frost finish for self illumination then a viewing window is cut and polished.
For centuries, the water from a towns fountains served many functions as it flowed through the various structures built to carry it along.
Water that was used for washing in the "lavoir" continued on through channels to the town's kitchen garden.
In Provence, southeastern France, clothes were washed with ashes, the water then flowed into the garden carrying with it potassium from the ashes which made it a valuable fertilizer.