Antique Copper Water Container 'Lavabo' with Basin


00 33 467 76 69 67

00 33 784 31 78 70

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  • £275
  • €316 Euro
  • $358 US Dollar


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Antique Copper Water Container 'Lavabo' with Basin

Rare Antique French Copper Water Holder for the Kitchen

What did people do for water in the kitchen before you could just turn on the tap?

Well they had one of these hanging on the wall...

This truly Rare piece is a charming 'fontaine murale' or hanging wall water container in copper. This is something so 'very French' and of course it was a necessity. This piece is clearly artisanally made of beaten copper and joined with the traditional 'dove-tailed' seams.

And....this one has its original basin!! It is extremely unusual to find a complete set..the container with lid and the basin. The two pieces hung on the wall with the basin a few inches below the tap.

This piece is in very good antique condition. The container and basin both have a few dents and dings here and there as expected. The original tap is in place. This 'fontaine' could not be used for its intended purpose, but it would be wonderful displayed in a French-style kitchen as a unique decorative piece.

The water container measures with the lid approx., 17 inches tall from the tip of the spigot to the top of the brass ball handle on the lid. The basin measures approx. 15 inches across and 7 1/2 inches deep.

++Fabulous for an Authentic French-style kitchen++

Our #02866

Price: £275.00

Shipping from France to Europe, the UK and Europe will be £42.50. See our shipping information for other destinations. Your parcel will be professionally packed. Shipment will be by French Colissimo International Airmail which includes insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security. Please ask for other destinations shipping charges.


  • H: 81cm (32in)


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For a number of years now, we have had a business selling fine French vintage and antique linens, and a selected group of other vintage and antique items worldwide and please do let us know if you have any specific requests. We have a large stock of beautiful things and we enjoy the challenge of finding just what you are looking for.


To introduce ourselves, we are a husband and wife team, he's Irish and I'm American, who live in France in the charming and historic town in the South of France called Pezenas.

For us it is particularly special in that there is a street filled with over 20 antique shops just blocks from our house!


We travel often on weekends during the spring and summer to flea markets, 'brocantes' and antiques fairs all over the south of France, searching for the linens and the other items we sell.

When at home we enjoy our family--especially our children and our 3 adorable English grandchildren-- when they can visit us, or we can visit them in England.

My son comes to visit us once a year from America.


While my husband does all the 'admin' work for our business, I do lots of washing and ironing of the vintage linens we sell which strangely I can say I really enjoy!

I'd love to find more time to paint, knit and sew--and maybe that will happen!


All in all, we love our life here in France and the work we do to bring these fine old linens and antiques to our customers around the world.


Again thank you so much for visiting us...and do come back often...we are always adding 'new' old things...and we love making new friends!



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