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Porcelain washtubs like these, once common throughout central Europe in the 1930s, make beautiful containers for culinary herbs and other edible plants. Our authentic found object from Hungary is perfect for creating edible gardening space on your deck, patio or rooftop. Each vintage piece is unique and displays the natural markings and imperfections that come with age and use.

  • Vintage object found in Hungary; formerly used as a washbasin.
  • Circa 1930s porcelain basin.
  • Most basins do not have drainage holes, although some will (selection is random).
  • Authentically distressed green painted-metal frame bears chips and other natural signs of age.
  • Unique imperfections from years of use – dents, scratches and even rust – give the vintage piece its natural character.
  • Sizes will vary slightly: 40" x 18" x 28–32" high (including stand).
Use & Care


  • Wash with soap and water; avoid harsh chemicals or abrasives.

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This item will be shipped directly from the manufacturer and is not eligible for rush shipping. Please allow one to two weeks for delivery.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Herb Planter I bought this about 3 years ago. It's only been outdoors and has held up very well. I enjoy watching the morning glory grow around it while providing natural shade for my herbs. It is my favorite Williams-Sonoma purchase/splurge!
    Date published: 2018-11-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stand rusted quickly. Not meant for outdoor use. I've had this tub for a few years. It was beautiful when it arrived and it garnered a lot of compliments and positive comments. It was not meant to be outdoors and this was not made clear. It started to rust right away. While the actual tub has a few rust spots on it that I can live with, the stand is crumbling from rust. Not sure what to do with it now. It was quite expensive and a big splurge, so I do t want to dump it but it is almost unusable after a few years. I would buy another stand if that option exists. My advice if you purchase is to use it indoors. It won't last outside.
    Date published: 2018-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic vintage perfection This classic vintage piece is just phenomenal - it’s ideal for iced beverages during a barbecue or beautiful flowers/herbs. I have always hunted for one - and luckily happened on the WS item here. Well worth the investment! And luckily mine has a drain spout, too!
    Date published: 2018-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funky and Groundhog-Proof! I've had this for two years now. Last year I planted herbs in it, and it was lovely and practical. After the groundhogs ate all the peas I planted in my garden several times, I stuck a few among the herbs. Those were the only peas that survived the pesky critters. This year, I planted bush beans around the edge and chard down the center, intending to transplant it. The groundhogs ate all the peas, beans, and chard in my main garden again. But the beans in this tub gave me four harvests, and I didn't have to bend over to get them! Although it was expensive, it looks cool and is very practical! I would definitely purchase it again. I lined the bottom with a layer of different sized stones to help with drainage and used potting soil. I suppose you also could use it as an outdoor ice bucket for a party, or to bathe small dogs, but I love it as a planter next to my vegetable garden.
    Date published: 2016-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Unique and Beautiful! Received this yesterday, found the perfect area in our backyard where I can admire it and grow herbs! It is soooo awesome - I love it! Mine did come with a cool looking metal spout for draining.
    Date published: 2016-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Cool Read all the great reviews, agreed. This is so special, couldn't be easier to set up and mine had a drainage hole as well. My herb garden looks amazing!
    Date published: 2016-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vintage wash tub and stand Just received the vintage wash tub and stand. It's beautiful... Absolutely love it. .. Am happy too that it has the drain spout. .. It arrived quickly and is clean. ... Gently vintage and in very good condition. Also purchased a vintage apple basket and it is also beautiful and in excellent condition... It has a good weight to it and is sturdy... Thinking about buying more because it's really a quality piece... I love that y'all have vintage items to offer... Thanks WS... Keep bringing the good old stuff! ☺
    Date published: 2016-06-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This tub would also hold an watermelon or two This tub is very charming. I have long admired this bathtub and stand. I am so glad I bought it. It is perfect for icing beverages for a party or filling with soil and creating an herb garden. My dilemma is solved by lining the tub with plastic and putting large pots of herbs in it. That way I can remove the pots for use when entertaining. I will use it indoors in the winter to keep my herbs available year round. I am well pleased. Great quality.
    Date published: 2015-06-02
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  • What is the general weight of the tub?

    Asked by: RKL003
    Hi RKL003, This is a found item and that is why the size varies. Each item is unique and will vary in size, shape and weight. An estimated weight for the tub and stand combined is 30 lbs.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-07-15

    One of the reviewers stated this product should not be used outdoors because it rusts quickly.  Is this meant for outdoor use?  Thank you.  

    Asked by: Green Thumb
    Hi Green Thumb, This is an “authentic” found item - not brand new - and is meant to continue to age and weather over time. Unique imperfections from years of use—dents, scratches and even rust—give the vintage piece its natural character. It may even have rust when you first receive it.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2019-04-29

    Are the vintage porcelain tubs safe for growing food? Is the porcelain non toxic?

    Asked by: Desiree
    Hi Anonymous, We do not recommend growing food in these planters.
    Answered by: Williams Sonoma
    Date published: 2018-12-26
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