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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

  • Dimensions

  • Era

    17th century or earlier


  • Further Information

    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. 

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