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Japanese Old "Natural Boulder" Stone Water Basin Planter, Unique



Japan, a handsome and unique old natural organic shaped stone water basin planter -tsukubai- created from a natural mountain boulder and sourced from a decades old garden. This is a unique and visually attractive garden planter or water basin fashioned by nature out of a solid brown granite type of stone coming from central Japan. One of a kind and coming from a 60 year old Nagoya antique garden ornaments collection. Substantial dimensions: 14 inches tall and 20 inches wide This one-of-a-kind basin of simple form, possesses unique qualities and represents one of the finest old world Japanese garden antiques we have been fortunate to locate in our most recent Japanese acquisitions travels. Appropriate for tea garden “purification” entry areas, they also make wonderful contemporary artistic statements as water/floating flower vessels, planters, or as eye appealing, stand alone work of art placed in your favorite space. Beautiful design. Only one. Whether you install flowers, leafy vines, succulents, stones , or floating flowers in glistening water- this rare shaped stone basin will never cease to amaze. History: Water basins Tsukubai are singularly the most popular, frequent and practical garden ornament found in Japanese gardens. They symbolize Buddhist “purification” and are usually strategically placed in gardens or as an indoor entry tokanoma accent to allow visitors opportunity to cleanse hands prior to participating in a tea ceremony event or before honoring a shrine or temple. These kinds welcome visitors to stop and bow in a respectful, humble manner to perform purification of body and soul ritual.   Lifetime guarantee of authenticity: All of our Asian works of art come with our Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.  International Free Shipping limited to Express parcel service Maximum 50lbs dimensional weight and 130” measurements Up to $5000 value . Hawaii and Alaska please contact for limitations


  • Dimensions
    Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Style
    Taisho (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Early 20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Shelburne, VT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1289212227371

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    Ships From: South Burlington, VT
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