OOS Sculpture

Boat Fountain

Date Unknown / Creator Unknown / Toledo

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Oblong marble water basin set on a stone pedestal. Intricately carved beneath with leaves and cherub faces.

Was originally used as a fountain before being moved to Toledo Botanical Garden in 1980.

This piece came from a mansion on the Old West End of Toledo and was acquired by Richard Boers, Director of the Dept. of Natural Resources, City of Toledo.

Location: Toledo Botanical Garden, 5403 Elmer Dr. | Previous Location: Toledo home of Mrs. E. Benjamin Gillett

County

: Lucas

Citation

: “Boat Fountain,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed December 8, 2021, http://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2061.

Title

Boat Fountain

Description

Oblong marble water basin set on a stone pedestal. Intricately carved beneath with leaves and cherub faces.

Was originally used as a fountain before being moved to Toledo Botanical Garden in 1980.

This piece came from a mansion on the Old West End of Toledo and was acquired by Richard Boers, Director of the Dept. of Natural Resources, City of Toledo.

Subject

Source

Personal correspondence with Toledo Botanical Garden Lead Horticulturist, Jonathan Milbrodt, July 13, 2021.
Personal correspondence with former Toledo Botanical Garden Chief Horticulturist and Board Member, Janice Lower, July 14, 2021.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2061

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

Toledo home of Mrs. E. Benjamin Gillett

Location Notes

Between the Herb garden and the Conference Center

Provider Qualifier

Gift from

Provider Entity

Mrs. E. Benjamin Gillett

Location Site

Location Street

5403 Elmer Dr.

Location Type

Installation Date

circa 1980

Materials