Produced by Brush McCoy in the 1920’s.
A simply wonderful Jardinière from a time long ago features raised motifs of four majestic lion’s heads alternating with four floral swags or garlands also done in high relief.
Lion’s heads and garland are linked by a pattern of chains in relief. The lion’s head is similar to that of a lion’s head door knocker in appearance.
The swags protrude quite a bit on the bottom of each design – almost like handles.
Bands of small deep vertical ribs go around the entire piece. A horizontal band separates the vertical ribs below the lion’s heads. Another band is also found at the very base.
Colors are that of a rich caramel blended with some shades of brown and just a subtle hint of green. This is actually known as a blended glaze.
Inside of pot is done in shades of brown. As this is from the 1920’s it is one of the early blended glaze productions. Blended glaze finishes were introduced in the mid 1920’s into the 1930’s.
There is no harsh or distinct separation of colors. They seem to softly just flow into each other.
There are a few wee glaze pops done at the time of manufacture. This is common in old pottery and to be expected. There are also a couple on the inside bottom. A hairline crack can be seen in the photos. It extends down 4.25”.
Price has been drastically slashed due to this. There is some crazing down towards the bottom of the pot.
I suggest placing another pot within if you wish to use it with a plant.
This is truly a wonderful piece. . Not too many of these jardinières have survived the test of time.
Bottom is impressed 249.
Measurements are 8.5”h x 9.5” top diameter 5.5” bottom diameter.