Antique Shanks & Co Wash Basin with Wall Bracket

GBP 3,275.00

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Object Description

An antique Shanks & Co wash basin supported on a cast iron bracket. This 19th century sink would look timeless and elegant mounted to the wall in a vintage style bathroom, in contemporary and modern homes alike.

Dating from the Victorian era, it has a wonderful rounded front edge with large proportions and a generous sized bowl. Perfect for use in a main bathroom or large ensuite.

Shanks & Co

Shanks & Co Ltd was founded by John Shanks in partnership with his brother Andrew in 1851 and quickly became an iconic British company. Based in Paisley, Scotland, together they went on to achieve worldwide success supplying and fitting sanitary ware, including on the Titanic and cruise ships Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth – making this original sink a quality find to become the focal point of any antique style bathroom.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Lightly worn glaze. There a couple of hairline cracks to the bowl. The basin has been tested and these do not leak. Taps turn freely but have not been tested. Plunger waste is present and designed with a rubber seal between brass; this is a snug fit. The seal is not perfect so there is a constant leak when the waste is in a closed position, but this is how it was designed and is operating as it should. The sink can hold a reasonable amount of water for approx 10 minutes.

Object Details

  • Style
  • dimensions
    W:79 x H:53 x D:58 centimeters
  • country
  • year
    1890

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By appointment only.

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+44(0) 1981 541 155
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Directions

From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.


UK Heritage
Grove Barn
Wormelow
Herefordshire
HR2 8EG
United Kingdom

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