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Monday
Oct242016

Repurposed Metal Parts Anniversary Water Fountain

Not too long ago, I was commissioned to create a large water fountain for a tenth anniversary.  The client wanted something that included aluminum and tin specifically.  After presenting many possible items, I began the long process of creating the fountain.

Below are pictures of the water fountain but we can begin with some videos....

The tough part was figuring out at each connection how to keep it water tight and allowing passage of the center tube for water flow.

I incorporated some of my custom repurposed silverplate spoon rose leaves here and there.  The main focus was having a silverplate teapot at the top spilling over.  The rose leaf spoons allow the water to slowly pour over into the mounted side candle stick holders.

I incorporated the tenth anniversary symbolism with the tin "X" vintage letters on the sides of the teapot.  I also included ten dimes around the perimeter of one platter and ten vintage vegetable steamer fins around the larger one.

I modified some silverplate forks to add support under one platter.

All of the water falls down into a large 44" round galvanized cattle stock tank.  The galvanized silver metal complimented the whole fountain.  Luckily, the client was very happy and the couple should enjoy the fountain for many years to come with the only fountain of its kind!

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