Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Edward VII Drinking Fountain

This attractive memorial fountain is found in Kay Park, within easy walking distance of where I live.

It was erected by McDowall Steven & Co Ltd in 1902, is painted cast iron on a stepped base and decorated on all four sides. There are lions' heads and deep water bowls with ornamental taps on each side.

On the north and south facings there are panels with the relief inscription, "Presented to his native town by ex Baillie James Craig of Hillhead and Dean in Commemoration of the Coronation of King Edward and Queen Alexandra 1902".

On the east (main) side, there is an E&R crown with a bust of King Edward VII; on the west (rear) side, another A&R crown and a bust of Queen Alexandra, and on the south side is the maker's name plaque.

On the top there's a gilded falcon and crown resting on thistles.


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