Cliveden Conservation’s carvers have modelled in clay and attached many of the missing elements of the five sea horses and the central Triton sculptures. Members of the project team met recently at Cliveden’s Somerset workshop to review and approve these modelled legs and wings. All agreed how greatly improved the sea horses appeared.
In the meantime, experts in water supply and metalwork have been examining the existing pipework and filters at Chatsworth, and the wrought iron stands on which these heavy sculptures sit, in preparation for when the sea horses and Triton can be returned to the fountain.
Curator of Collections, Devonshire Collection