This fountain, known as the Fountain of Love, is located on the Cliveden Estate, Berkshire.
Cleaning and conservation had been carried out on this fountain before, but not to this extent. The frost damage to the Sienna marble shell was extensive and required immediate attention to avoid further problems. Lichen growth had covered the figures and was detracting from their form, while the fountain’s function had decayed with time.
The shell was cleaned and repaired and the figures cleaned and limewashed. The fountain’s pipework was cleaned and renewed, and new, upgraded pumps were installed along with new nozzles. It’s made a dramatic difference to one of the much-loved attractions on the estate.