Friday, July 31, 2015

Small Square, Prague

 The Small Square, in the historic Old Town of Prague, is in contrast with the neighbouring Old Town Square. A fountain with a handmade hammered Renaissance latticework dominates the Small Square. The original functional water well is located below the fountain.



The hammered latticework from 1560 is most likely the work of court smith Jörge Schmidhammer. The edges of the latticework end with angels and is topped with a poppy-head and the Czech Lion. The owner of the former hardware store J. V. Rott initiated and financed the expensive restoration of the latticework.

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