This beautiful piece has a circumference of 41 ½", it is big!!! It has a cream background on a wonderful swirl designed body with raised relief designs around the collar portion of the jardinière. Gold sponge has been applied to the raised relief design. The bulbous body sites on a ½" raised base that has been accented with a gold band. On one side beautiful mums in magenta, white and yellow colors are painted amongst yellow and purple flowers with greenery interspersed. On the opposite side is one lone yellow mum and buds on a green leafy stem. The background around the flowers is a soft magenta hue. There are no chips or cracks; manufacturing anomalies do exist, the occasional tiny iron speck, dust 'bump' in the glaze, etc.
The Franz Anton Mehlem Earthenware Factory operated in Bonn, Germany from 1836-1920. The factory, founded in 1836, was bought by Villeroy and Boch of Mettlach, Germany, in 1921. It closed in 1931. The Mehlem factory is better known by the trade name "Royal Bonn," which it often included in marks starting in 1890.
Backstamp: Franz Anton Mehlem impressed ~ written in red Det 3610 2847
Measures: 13" w X 9 1/2" h X 41 1/2" CIR
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