A rare granite basin bearing a rough-hewn shield on the front. As the precise history of this charming primitive remains a mystery, We can only wonder about the meaning of the carved emblem; where the basin was displayed over the centuries; whether its intention was utilitarian or decorative; how it survived in such remarkable condition. Whether planted, filled with water, or simply left empty, this diminutive trough is a collector's item deserving special placement in the garden or indoors.
Rare French Basin with Emblem
17th century or earlier
Given the age of our troughs and, in particular, the nature of hand-hewn stone, the dimensions stated are close but approximate. For more precise measurements, please contact us about individual pieces.