Hall Conservation Ltd

Mermaid Fountain, Blenheim Palace

Hall Conservation were delighted to be asked to restore the Mermaid Fountain, the centrepiece of the Italian Garden at Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bronze fountain was designed by American artist, Thomas Waldo Storey, and dates to 1898.  The fountain comprises fo
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Mermaid Fountain, Italian Garden, Blenheim Palace

The Mermaid fountain, located in Blenheim Palaces’ Italian Garden is the work of Thomas Waldo Storey (1855-1915). The fountain had undergone treatment around 30 years before when it was cleaned and gilded. During the intervening 30 years the bronze had developed a thick layer of limes
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Exedra, Blenheim Palace

The setting of the 19c French cast iron sculpture in the grounds of Blenheim Palace had become overgrown, and the sculpture itself was in a poor condition, but the Duke of Marlborough wished to have it restored and made the centrepiece of a new fountain. At some point the sculpture ha
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