Tuesday 19 July 2011

Sarmiento School Fountain in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina, South America by Andrew Handyside

Andrew Handyside who made Friar Gate bridge also made lots of decorative fountains, they were renowned for their high quality and much sort after around the world. Many examples of their work are still in use today.
These fountains were made right here in Derby at the Duke Street Foundry "Britannia Iron Works".

Andrew Handyside exported many decorative fountains around the world during the Victorian era.
The Britannia Foundry's work was well known for its fine quality so these fountains can be found all over the globe but where exactly they are located is difficult to find out.
Thankfully because of my research here people are beginning to contact me with details of Handyside work, I am then able to add it to my world map. It really helps my research being able to use Flickr to see these items for myself.

I would like to thank Lucia Juarez of Tucuman, Argentina for informing me about this fountain. It was made in Derby, England around 1874 by Andrew Handyside and Company.

This particular design of fountain is listed as Design Number 15 on Page 30 of the 1879 publication "An Illustrated book of Designs for Fountains and Vases, costing from £1 to £1200 manufactured by Andrew Handyside".  Its the same design as the one at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, Australia.

Photographs of this fountain.
General wide angle view of fountain in Sarmiento school yard.
Handyside fountain at Sarmiento School, Tucuman

Closer view of the fountain.
Handyside fountain at Sarmiento School, Tucuman

Photograph showing the Two Cherubs (putti) embrace the torch which
delivers water from the fountain head these stand in the scallop shell bowl.
Handyside fountain at Sarmiento School, Tucuman

View of fountain from above.
Handyside fountain at Sarmiento School, Tucuman

Can you help find more Andrew Handyside stuff ?
If anyone out there knows of any other Fountains around the world bearing the Handyside badge that I have not mentioned yet then please get in touch with details, location, photographs etc.


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