Medieval Dolphin Water Feature
Material: Cast stone
Size: 86cm x 28cm
Medieval Dolphin water feature. We call him "Godolphin". He is 15" (38cm) across the fins and 34" long (86cm) and about 11" (28cm) high. He weighs about 15kgs.
We were looking through a Sotheby's garden sculpture auction catalogue from the 80's and came across a small photo of a dolphin that came from an Elizabethan house near Grimsby. You can imagine that the Elizabethan Gentleman described to a local stone craftsmen a dolphin "a bit like a fish but not quite" and had something similar to this made. We love the quirky character and details. It has a standard size water pipe in his mouth to fit most pump hoses. Or can be made without a pipe. We can make them in pairs.
He is frost proof and weather proof and the patinas are permanent and colourfast. The colours of the finish may vary between a blue/green verdigris, a mottled green/brown and we can also cast him just in cotswold stone.