Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain
Public Art: Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain
Foundry: Walter Macfarlane & Co (1850-1965)
also known as the Saracen Foundry. This was the most important manufacturers of ornament ironwork in Scotland.
Description: The iron octagonal memorial fountain
(also called the Queen Victoria Jubilee Drinking Fountain) features fretwork domes surmounted by an eagle. A relief
of Queen Vic toria adorns the structure above one of the arches. The central drinking fountain is decorated with
reliefs of swans and storks and is supported by 4 lion-headed chimera columns. The interior of the canopy
was decorated with lion masks, flowers and owls but they have long been damaged, removed or stolen.
Date Erected: The Queen Victoria Memorial
fountain was erected on the 20th June, 1897, on her majesty's Diamond Jubilee .
Location: The Queen Victoria Memorial Fountain is
located in Launceston's City Park, Tasmania, Australia.
List of Known Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Drinking
Gourock (Scotland) and Warrington (England)