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Belgium
Verviers
Liège (province)

Place Verte

Fontaine David

David Fountain

Pierre David
Verviers 1771 - Verviers 1839
Belgian industrialist and statesman. Mayor of Verviers 1800-1808 and 1830-1839
(Wikipedia)
Clément Vivroux
E. Gruet jeune (Paris)
1883

Verviers /  Fontaine David   Verviers /  Fontaine David

Description

Fountain with a quadrangular pedestal, cut in red granite, resting in a large circular stone basin. The pedestal is decorated with four shell bowls placed on vertical volutes. A second curved pedestal was placed on top of it, supporting commemorative plaques with texts (see below), dolphins and masks with human faces in niches. The latter allow the water to flow into the basins. Above this second pedestal stands a fluted column terminated by a volute capitus which supports a standing lion bearing the coat of arms of Belgium. At the foot of the column is a bronze bust of Pierre David and three flags on stems, on the front of the bust's console is the coat of arms of the town of Verviers.

Verviers - Fontaine David Verviers - Fontaine David

Inscription(s)

A
Pierre
DAVID
1771 - 1839
ses
concitoyens

bourgmestre
1830-1839
membre
du congrès
national
1831

DAVID
consacra
quarante années
de sa vie
au service
public

officier
municipal
1779
MAIRE
1800-1808
conseiller
de régence
1816-1830

Signature

(bust) C. Vivroux 1883
GRUET Jne Fondeur Paris

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 50°35'33" E 5°51'43"

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