These are my two favorite lavatory faucets for 1950s bathroom remodeles or renovations. The shape of the faucet escutcheons (the bases of the handles, yes that’s what they are called) are the most reminiscent of the wrecked faucets I pulled out of my original 1951 bathrooms. They are not inexpensive, each $250+ or more on sale, but I found the quality to be excellent.
Where to buy –>Mississippi Faucets are available from a number of retailers via this Amazon link (in blue). Disclosure: I get a little spiff anytime you buy from Amazon via one of my links.
A note on the 8″ “Mississippi” lav (the second featured). It larger in scale than many 50s lav faucets — although I am pleased that it has a clear antecedent in the lavatory in the 1956 photos below:
Do note, though, that if you are purchasing a sink to go with the Mississippi – ensure you have adequate “deck” space on the sink. The Kohler cast iron self-rimming sinks recommended look great with this sink – again, just check the deck space.
Regarding the 4″ “Deco” two-hole-mixer faucet shown, I have never seen anything anywhere else to match this one. It was not available when I renovated my bathrooms, and instead, I had the original faucet rechromed for $115. It leaks to this day and is a real pain. I wish this had been available then, and may end up with it yet. Ugh to the brass, though. Go for chrome, for sure, or nickel if you must.