This heritage monument was commissioned in 1912, dedicated to the memory of King Edward VII.
It originally included bronze cups on chains, but they were taken by thieves and never replaced.
Edward VII was the eldest son and second child of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Known for the Edwardian era (named after him) and personifying the fashionable, leisured elite of the time, Edward VII was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.
This heritage monument spent many years in storage, but now finds its home on the west side of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Hornby Street.
Here’s a photo of the fountain in its original location. Note the bronze cups!