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Sankt Gallen
Sankt Gallen (Kanton)

Oberer Graben

Broderbrunnen

Broder Fountain

August Bösch
Kunstgiesserei Lehner (St. Gallen)
1896 (copy 1999)

Sankt Gallen /  Broderbrunnen   Sankt Gallen /  Broderbrunnen

Description

Triangular shaped fountain column with on top three nymphs symbolising the blessings that water brings. On the three protruding pedestals sit triton children on a dolphin, a goose and a turtle respectively.

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Inscription(s)

Zur Erinnerung
an die Vollendung
der
Wasserversorgung

Durch Zuführung
des
Bodenseewassers
1895

Errichtet
aus der Broderstiftung
und
freiwilligen
Beiträgen
der Bürgerschaft

Signature

kunstgiesserei Lehner | St. Gallen 1999

Annotation

Erecred in 1896 to commemorate the completion of the water supply of the city of St. Gallen from Lake Constance. The fountain is named after Hans Broder (1845-1891), who bequeathed the city the necessary money to build the fountain.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bösch, August
  • Dolphin
  • Fountain
  • Goose
  • Lehner (St. Gallen), Kunstgiesserei
  • Nymph
  • Triton
  • Turtle
  • Location N 47°25'26" E 9°22'25"

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