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Fiske garden or drinking fountain with a painted zinc figure of Virtue, standing atop a painted cast iron columnar base. The zinc sculpture of the woman, likely the Green deity of virtue known as Arete, holding a bird, is possibly after a design by George Fisher & Bro. (1867-1901). The base of the zinc figure reads: J. W. FISKE 26.28 PARK PLACE NEW YORK. Octagonal iron base with raised foliate designs and circular iron basins on opposite sides. 67″H x 23 1/2″W x 14″D overall, zinc figure 37″H. American, late 19th century. Note: a very similar Fiske fountain was installed in 1904 by the National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in Harrisonburg, Virginia; recently vandalized, it is now being restored. Provenance – Lexington, Kentucky area collection. Condition: Old exfoliation of paint, some light abrasions, newer fountain spouts have been added. . CONDITION: Old exfoliation of paint, some light abrasions, newer fountain spouts have been added. .