19TH CENTURY FRENCH LAVABO WITH SLIP WEAR DECORATION IN CELEDON GREEN
Bay Colony Antiques is pleased to offer you this rare early 19th century French Empire period Lavabo in a fantastic celedon green with white slip wear embellishments of leda, swans and dolphins. From the personnel collection of a noted Boston antiques dealer & show promoter, this is a beautiful and very special piece. We recognize that true decorative arts for bathrooms are abstract. After mirrors, vases, prints, carpets, scones what's left? These hot water vessels with covered lids had piped plumbing with spiggets & marked an historical epoch when human sanity needs became more refined as the elite of Europe's civilization progressed before plumbing & water supply. We note some small imperfections that were professionally addressed. We found it with its top in a Tefler's paper bag. Boston's most elite & famous antique porcelain restoration expert. Otherwise noting the spigget handles were terminated. In case you actually required a Lavabo. A fantastic & rare decorative piece for that problem spot. It is 23" high.