'The Biarritz' 68" Cast Iron French Bateau Clawfoot Tub with a Misty Aged Zinc Exterior with Drain
A delightfully presented French Bateau clawfoot tub, suitable for both a vintage and contemporary home. It has good depth to the overflow and a quite roomy interior.
Complimented by the wonderful Medici cast iron claw feet, this bathtub offers exceptional value and will be the centerpiece of any beautiful bathroom.
Ideal for one larger bather or perhaps even two small to medium sized bathers.
This is our Misty Aged Zinc version. We don't polish this tub to a mirror but take it to a burnished stage and then expedite an aging process. This leaves the surface full of character with grayish age spots and a misty finish, just as you would have with natural zinc left in an exterior environment.
The cast iron tub is left in its original form as it exits the mold and cleaned of any excess iron scale. We then finish the inside of the tub with thick, bright white enamel before completing the exterior. Onto the raw iron exterior, we apply twelve layers of pure molten zinc.
The exterior can be supplied with most of the original mold marks still showing or with a much smoother finish. The photos here show the version with mold marks. The finish will not alter much at all over the years and is very simple to maintain and a wipe with a soft cloth and some soapy water will remove most marks.