Antique Carved Rustic Birdbath with octagonal bowl and tapered column on a flat round base. Well weathered.
Imported from England.
The use of water in the garden to nurture nature is seen most obviously in the use of a birdbath. With interest in gardening expanding to the upwardly mobile middle class in the 1800s more homeowners turned to gardening as a way to spend time outside and to increase their property values. Birdbaths were one of the first garden ornaments that were easily purchased and a simple, yet satisfying, focal point for a new garden.