A Romanesque style carved stone planter

A Romanesque style carved stone planter

Circa 1850
Stock Number: 14186/GSO
Height 62.00cm [24.41 inches]
Width 64.00cm [25.20 inches]
Depth 52.00cm [20.47 inches]
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Most likely carved in Northern Italy for the collector market, this planter, which may have originally been sold as a mortar, is carved from a hard, dark gritstone. Having profuse decoration throughout, the main body of planter has a vine and grape motif interspersed with mythical beasts. The base decorative band is of a cross hatch design with the top band embellished with an intertwined rope motif, sided by two lion masks. Please note there is a large circular drainage hole to one side.