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seeking trevi fountain

updated wed 15 aug 01


Stephani Stephenson on tue 14 aug 01

This is an odd request but who knows, maybe there is an answer.

I have a client who has a restaurant in NYC called 'Fontana de Trevi' or
something like that..
They had a working replica of the Trevi fountain (Rome), in the
restaurant...about 4 feet by 4 feet'
after 50 years it disintegrated. They did not save the pieces. they want
to replace it.

As you may know, the Trevi fountain has got to be one of the most
complicated fountains on earth!
It would be an , ahem, 'interesting' exercise in sculpture to replicate
it , but would cost 'an arm and a leg' to do it from scratch, especially
since no parts of the 'original replica' were salvaged.

(Gee somehow they didn't go for the idea of flying me to Rome to sketch
the original either!)
They do have a budget of a few thousand dollars, and are hoping to find
a way to get another replica.

My thought is that the first replica came from Italy. I almost bet it
was made of plaster.

Because the Trevi is so famous, SOME Italian
surely has thought of knocking it off to sell to the high end tourist

SO has anyone among you world traveling CLAYARTERS ever seen such a
replica? Or know of such a thing? fiberglass is fine, mostly they want
These are nice people, the ones with the restaurant, so thought I would
ask around.

Stephani Stephenson