Large Late Romanesque Bowl Font
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About this piece
12th or 13th Century
The globe shape with a flattened base and hollowed out interior, carved in Istrian stone with a repeated motif of scrolling vines, bunches of grapes and stylised birds. Various old bronze repairs and lead plugs.
The font was discovered in the garden of a cottage close to Battle Abbey in East Sussex. Whilst it may be English carving, it has close similarities to Continental examples.
H 53.5cm x Dia. 69cm
H 21" x Dia. 27"
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