19th Century Italian Carved Shell Form White Stone Sink or Planter

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Carved in a single piece of solid rough rock, this Italian Louis XV style vessel washbasin was made with the finest and the most durable stone carved in a lovely shell form. This white sandstone has always been produced in Italy, mostly in Rome and Florence, employed as ornaments and architectonic decorations; a sought after Italian stone known for its rich coloration of garnet, white, and different shades of beige. This versatile, multipurpose and well proportioned shell form carved basin features original live edges, natural textured stone both at the exterior and inside. The overall shape is that of a shell form, discreetly decorated with a wide stylized scrolls whilst the large gadrooned lobes come together to a point on the underside. It takes a high level of skill to carve such a hard stone into a wonderful shell shape such as this. Different shades of white and light grey veins due to varied patina from age allows it to go with practically any color scheme. This antique sink will bring beauty to any surface it is placed upon. The basin can be used in a variety of settings and it can be installed directly into a wall, supported by a flat surface or from a discrete support underneath. This organically formed stone washbowl features nice and useful medium size and could be used in many places both indoors and out. It is an extraordinary work of art, would be a beautiful way to add a sophisticated touch with an ancient architectural element to bathroom or powder room as well as an unusual extremely decorative bowl. It can be also used outdoors as a planter ready for your colored flowers, hanging vines, or superb water features. It would also make a beautiful and useful birdbath as a fountain base. There is an hole for plumbing. Ready to decorate your home, patio, or to add a unique touch to your landscape design. Measures: W. max 50, D. 40, H. 16 cm.

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19th century (1800-1899)
Place of origin:
Louis XV
Dimensions (cm):
16H x 50W x 40D
Dimensions (inch):
6,30H x 19,69W x 15,75D
Creator / Artist:
Stone, Sandstone
Inventory ID:
Lavandino Conchiglia
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Cash upon pick up,
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Debit card
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Domestic complimentary, International - YES
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