I'm looking for a cool mid-century style foutain for my atrium. I saw one at a open home tour in Willow Glen a few years ago that was really great. It was three or four saucers tilted forward slightly pouring from smallest to largest. They were metal I think and modern pastel colors.
I haven't found anythink in my google seaches that looks like this period.
Anyone know of any manufacturers? If so, e-mail directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I can't find my last copy of Atomic Ranch, but I did a tour of the MCM antique stores in Long Beach two weeks ago and I saw a cool one in one of those three stores that advertise in the magazine. It was French and from the 50s. They wanted a silly amount of money for it, but that is always negotiable. It isn't much to go on, but if you have the mag, you could try calling the three stores and asking. I'm sure they'd be happy to send you a photo. It was similar to the one you describe, but ceramic saucers glazed in soft colors.
I live in Willow Glen. I suspect the fountain you saw was Tom B.'s. I believe it was from Penny Lane Antiques (in LA?).
I think the fountain used to go for about $1000. I saw a similar design in a period magazine so I suspect it is either a reproduction of the original design or a take-off.
I had really wanted the particular fountain you saw--it didn't work out. When I finally got around to sourcing a replacement I found I couldn't accomodate the size anyway.
I'll check back at these sites every so often. I having a feeling that one might also be too big for me. I'll keep looking.