Monday, 9 January 2012



Comments: Another "boy wrestling swan" fountain...
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Location: Corner of Riehenring / Clarastrasse
Artists / in: no information 
In operation since: 1864 
listed: no 
History / Description: The bronze sculpture stands on an oval tray and shows a boy who rides a swan. At the time of its formation the wells was mainly used to water the horse carriage. Because of his immaculate white of the swan plays since antiquity in many cultures as a symbol of light in the mythology of a role.
Special: Comparison of this fountain is the world-famous exhibition Switzerland. There are two other copies of this fountain in Basel (Fountains-References 2/64).
Links in this blog: 2 and 64


History / Description: The plastic cast iron shows a boy who was riding on a dolphin and blowing into a Triton shell. The stream of water flowing out of the water spout, which protrudes from the mouth of the dolphin. The octagonal fountain trough is provided with a uniform relief.
Special: Around the Tellplatz there are many smaller and larger stores. The same sculpture is also on the "Luginslandbrunnen" (Fountains reference: 72).

Saturday, 7 January 2012


Comments: Next to the Kunstmuseum. There seem to be many mini-nozzles in the sculpted base.
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Location: Corner of St. Alban ditch / Dufourstrasse (the Art Museum)
Artist: Alexander Zschokke (complete figure / well) in 1935 (well lower part) / 1941: 
In operation since 
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History: In Basel there are some wells, of which no one knows who she has ever made ​​or designed. To forestall a "forgetting" the name of the creator, has been named this well after his creator. On the edge of the well three water spouts are attached. In the middle is a bronze bowl, in which several non-visible water spouts are mounted on an iron pedestal stands. At this there have been numerous animal and human figures, molded from their mouths water. On the pedestal are three male figures from different periods of life. The young man looks into the vastness of the world on the Rhine, who united, plays the flute and a bit dreamy in the world is watching, is classified to moderate age-limit of puberty. The third man is an old man, whose head is crowned with laurels.
Special: The Fountain with 80 cm high rim holds 50,000 liters of water. The bronze top bowl has a diameter of four meters and is the largest ever in Switzerland in one piece molded shell. The tank bottom has a diameter of nine meters and was cast in concrete. In addition, it has been clothed with natural stones.


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Location: Belforterstrasse / brook ditch
Artists / in: no information 
In operation since: not available 
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History / Description: The fountain has a water spout and three pools. The water enters through small "waterfalls" in the next lower basin.

Special: In the background there is the public pool "creek ditch," which opened 1962 The station "Bachgraben" the bus line 38 is very close to the fountain. If the operation of this line is set, a small walk from the bus stop "St. Thomas 'Church' of the bus line 36 is necessary.