Enormous French Hand-Carved Limestone Trough
Our most recent buying trip yielded three magnificent and very large troughs, all hand-carved from thick limestone and in excellent condition. This one is the largest and has a darker long side to it, but overall, it has more gray to the coloration than is shown in the photos taken in bright sunlight where it appears a pale creamy white. The patina is stunning with loads of lichen, residual ivy vines, and some moss on the bottom. It has been lined around the inside bottom edge with a skim-coat of color-matched cement (as we found it) and we are presently testing it for water-tightness. If there is any leakage, it will be fully re-lined to ensure it holds water. Please note that the weight is on the order of 4000 lbs and a forklift is required for shipping and delivery. Perfect as a focal point in a large garden, either as a fountain or as a planter. In the last photo, this trough is the one to the far left-hand side.
France, CA 1800.
H: 29.75 in D: 42 in W: 82 in Internal Depth: 21.75 in
Ref: CTR 1018