A glorious 18th century lead cistern, bearing the initials I W and dated 1767. With rococo, flower swag, cherub and elephant decoration. Dents, splits and old pipe holes, typical of a cistern of this age.
This is a rare model and there are very few lead cisterns with rococo decoration, even more unusual, if not unique, is the image of the elephant. This would have been to represent some form of link to Asia or the East India Company.
This cistern is reputed to have originally been located at Mansion House, York, before being moved to 18 Blake Street, York, in the early 20th century to the well known solicitors Munby and Scott.
H 30' x W 42" x D 25"
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