Hand-carved in Brittany, France, during the 1800’s, this weathered granite trough has a beautiful, speckled appearance as the result of inclusions and a centuries old patina. There is a demarcation line of color, indicating that the trough was either buried or at least partially obscured from the elements at the bottom. The lower half is gray with some minor white inclusions, while the gray on the top section has darkened and is dotted with brown, black, and gold patina. With three and a half inch thick walls, our carved and weathered trough is a robust piece of granite that can be used as an outdoor planter or a primitive farmhouse sink.
CONDITION: Very good and strong antique condition, with wear commensurate to age and exposure to the elements. Traces of moss and lichen, with some buildup. Natural cavitations and pitting, with hand-carved sides, so dimensions are not universal. Drainage hole on side wall.