- Possibly Richard Franklin (Polk) Bell (1845–1908)
- Made in Strasburg, Virginia, United States
- 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Mrs. Robert W. de Forest, 1933
- Accession Number:
This highly imaginative water cooler has dolphin handles and a finial in the form of a small boy; similar motifs can be found on other works by the Bell family. The delicate coggled pattern and the applied knobs, or barnacles, give the piece an extraordinary appearance.