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Seller: 2ram1 (1,863) 100%, Location: Middletown, Ohio, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 252098572732 48" 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN CAST IRON FOUNTAIN BASIN W/ FROG & LILY PAD DECORATION WITH GRACES OF OLD BLUE-GREEN & CREAM PAINT UNMARKED PROBABLY J.L. MOTT IRON WORKS OR THE J.W. FISKE & CO. IRONWORKS. THE BASIN IS ABOUT 7" TALL X 48" DIAMETER and weighs about 179 lbs. THE BASIN IN GOOD SOLID ORIGINAL CONDITION W/ ONLY SURFACE RUST & MANY TRACES OF OLD BLUE GREEN & CREAM There are no breaks or cracks and I found no chips there is a hole in the edge my guess is that it was a casting flaw. This can be used as a fountain basin or a garden planter with a flagpole in the center. I am listing this as free local pickup because PayPal doesn’t offer seller protection on items that are not shipped to your registered address and thanks to scammers. "Contact me for payment methods to pay on pickup." It could be shipped by a trucking service and I can put it on a pallet and do have a business address it can ship from that has a forklift.The J. L. Mott Iron Works was established by Jordan L. Mott in New York in the area now called Mott Haven in 1828 the business was continued by his son, J.L. Mott, Jr. The elder Mott specialized in the manufacture of cooking-stoves fueled with anthracite coal. "Stoves and ranges, hot-air furnaces, parlor grates and fenders, fire irons, cauldrons and kettles, statuary, candelabra, fountains garden seats, vases, iron pipes or every kind, water tanks, & are mentioned in Benson John Lossing, History of New York City. At the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, 1876, an elaborate cast iron fountain, 25 feet tall, was exhibited by the company. According to the exposition review, Gems of the Centennial Exposition all of the modeling of architectural forms, basins and figures was completed by artisans of the company. Figures were molded in clay, and then cast in plaster to provide the molds for the cast iron, in a process similar to bronze-founding. The lowest "pan" or basin was ten feet in diameter, said at the time to have been the largest such cast-iron basin in the United States. Some examples of the fountain figure The Boy with the Leaking Boot in various American and Canadian cities were purchased from the company. J. W. Fiske & Company of New York City was the most prominent American manufacturer of decorative cast iron and cast zinc in the second half of the nineteenth century. In addition to their wide range of garden fountains, statues, urns, and cast-iron garden furniture, they provided many of the cast-zinc Civil War memorials of small towns throughout the northern states following the American Civil War. These were commonly painted to imitate bronze.Please make sure this item fits your Exact application before purchasing. Please ask all questions before bidding or making purchase. Payment is due in 6 days. Ohio buyers charged sales tax. Thanks for looking. Please email with any questions before making purchase. Condition: Rust and a hole in the edge, Material: Cast Iron

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