Antique Sinks in Lviv

Many of Lviv's old buildings had communal sinks located in the courtyards and on the balconies of each floor.  The only antique outdoor sink still in place that I have found is in the "Soviet" courtyard. Ten years ago there were more in their original locations, but by now they have all been removed and sold - and currently used as decorations as well as sinks in many of Lviv's restaurants.

This sink is located in the hallway of an old building.

This courtyard sink has been painted over.

These next two courtyard sinks have been removed.

The old sinks are sold in antique shops. People have found various uses for them:

Doorside Table

Flower Pot

Decoration Outside a Cafe

Decoration at Jewish Festival

And there is a trend now for restuarants to use the antique sinks in their bathrooms:

Sink at Kumpel Restaurant
(the Perkun company also made manhole covers)

Sink at Sztuka Cafe
(Zygmunt Rodakowsi Lwow)

Sink at Khlib i Vyno Restaurant

Sink at Cafe 1

This sink was made by Bracia Mund (“Bracia Mund Lwów” (a company founded in 1898 on ul. Sykstuska  currently Doroshenka St.) the same company that manufactured/installed tiles in many of Lviv's buildings.

This Bracia Mund sink I found in the bathroom of a bar in Ivano-Frankivsk.


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