Antique Shallow Trough

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This antique carved stone trough was imported from England.  Would also be ideal as a sink.  There is a notch cut out of one end as seen in inset     picture.

A trough is usually a long, narrow, open stone container, usually box-like and most often used to feed or water animals. Troughs can be square, round,     or D-shaped.  Larger D-shaped troughs were used in villages with a pump for water.  The word "troh" is an old English or Saxon word similar     to "trog", which is old Norse for trough.  Although most often carved out of a single block of stone some troughs were made from squares or "flags"     of local stone that was divided.  Many troughs have tethering holes so that animals could be tied to them.    
Stone troughs were hewn or carved from sandstone, limestone, granite, or even marble, usually a local stone.    
Troughs make a wonderful garden planter, can be used as a fountain or water feature, or simply as a naturalistic focal point in the garden.  Uniquely     carved no two troughs are ever the same.    
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