Impressive Bow-Front Large Hand Carved Stone Trough
This is a truly impressive bow-front large hand carved stone trough. Likely dating to the early 19th century, this beautiful behemoth has a soft green hue on the outer faces and a warm yellow glow to the inner surfaces. Carved from a single block of stone, a thousand or more chisel marks make every surface tantalisingly tactile. There is a crack circumnavigating the trough on or just above the height of the base (see photos) and, many years ago, an iron strap was inserted to stabilise one top corner. These issues aside, the trough is intact and truly splendid in every other respect. It would make a stunning feature (with or without planting) in a large conservatory or atrium, in a garden or courtyard. Though it currently weeps water through the lateral crack - it could possibly be tanked (waterproofed) to hold water once again. The eall thickness of this trough is approximately 7.5cm.
Please note: this trough is extremely heavy and will require manpower and machinery to move.