SMALL GRANITE TROUGH or BOWL
Hand carved Devon granite.
1700s or earlier. Sold
L 31cm (12") W 25cm (10") H 17cm (7") ; cavity 10cm (4") deep.
A small water bowl carved and picked from Devon granite, old and weathered with lichen.
Such bowls have been carved since the earliest times - its form suggests a Devon man's hands carved this for his dog, lambs or garden in the 1700s, possibly much earlier.
The drain hole can be corked (supplied) to create a bird bath or dog's water bowl; or it can be left open for a free-draining planter for indoors or out.
Stock No. 1860