French 15th C Hand-Carved Stone Évier or Fountain Backsplash
Now this is a rare piece indeed! Hand-carved in the 15th C from a hard French stone, this évier was originally used as a receptacle for water piped inside a house through the lipped edge and down the channel to a little pool for washing. We envision it as a backplate for a stone fountain, drilled with a simple bronze spigot, with the water flowing down the channel into a trough or lavoir. You, however, may have a unique re-purposing idea in mind. Regardless, it makes a superb focal point in any garden and its weathered, mossy, and lichened surface are outstanding. It would make a superb fountain presentation in combination with our granite lavoir (stock # CTR 1013) seen in photo #1, which is for sale separately for $5600. If you purchase both together, we will do a special price of $8800 for both.
France, CA 15th C.
H: 34 in D: 10 in W: 44 in
Ref: FOM 1004