18th Century Italian Hand Carved Rectangular Gray Sandstone Sink or Planter

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Specifications

Style Neo Classical
Room Living Room
Period 18th Century
Item type Antiques & Vintage
Product Code ‌0091-00066

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Description

Carved in a single piece of solid rough rock, this Italian vessel washbasin was made with the finest and the most durable Pietra Serena. This gray sandstone has always been produced in Florence, employed as ornaments and architectonic decorations. One can find monuments, statues and palaces made of this particular kind of stone throughout the city since ancient times and even the streets of the city center are paved in pietra serena (sandstone).The handsome and well proportioned hand carved rectangular form of this bathroom fixture basin of narrow proportion features original live edges, natural textured stone both at the exterior and inside with different shades of gray due to varied patina from age.This organically formed sandstone washbowl is an extraordinary work of art, would be a beautiful way to add a modernist touch with an ancient item to bathroom or powder room.It can be also used outdoors as garden sink or as a planter ready for your colored flowers, hanging vines, or superb water features.Iron stand not included in the price. Fitted for plumbing.Measures: Width 59 cm, depth 38 cm, height 18 cm.

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