This nicely detailed rendering of a shell is hand made in lead and can be used as a simple birdbath or as a middle tier of a wall fountain; catching water from a spout and spilling into a pool or basin to create a tranquil atmosphere in any outdoor space.
Imported from England.
The use of water in the garden to nurture nature is seen most obviously in the use of a birdbath. Birdbaths were one of the first garden ornaments that were easily purchased and a simple, yet satisfying, focal point for a new garden.
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