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Design firm:
Olympia Brewing Company  Search this
Contractor:
A. G. Homann Company  Search this
Fabricator:
Pacific Art Tile Company  Search this
Bingham Pump Company  Search this
Medium:
Vase and children: bronze; Basin: tile
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Pabst Brewing Company 100 Custer Way Tumwater Washington 98501
Date:
1950-1952
Notes:
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Washington survey, 1994.
Image on file.
(On front of basin, in dark red tiles:) "It's the Water" (On rim of basin:) Recirculated Water not/suitable for drinking/fresh water available at/either end of underpass. unsigned
The information provided about this artwork was compiled as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture database, designed to provide descriptive and location information on artworks by American artists in public and private collections worldwide.
Summary:
An oval fountain basin containing a bronze vase flanked by two nude children seated on circular pedestals. One of the children holds a fish and the other holds a goose with its wings spread. Both animals spout water from their mouths. Water also spouts from the top of the vase. Both the vase and the children are mounted on individual pedestals. The basin covered in turquoise and yellow tiles. An inscription is assembled using dark red tiles.
Topic:
Children  Search this
Animal--Bird--Goose  Search this
Animal--Fish  Search this
Object--Other--Vase  Search this
Control number:
IAS WA000289
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_333882