The Toggenburg sculptor August Bösch created the monumental fountain in 1896 in conjunction with the inauguration of the drinking water system in St.Gallen. The figures were made using the electroplating technique, which was modern at the time but, however, was not sufficiently resistant to the weather influences. One hundred years later, the group of figures was badly eroded. The Kunstgiesserei restored the original figures and produced new castings in bronze of 13 figures from the Broderbrunnen group with electroplated plaster cores.


The reasons for the restoration of the Broderbrunnen are provided in detail here. You can follow the individual steps in the casting process here.