A mid-century earthenware pottery planter signed Mica Italy (1426/15). The planter has a red earthenware body glazed in a high-gloss teal green which has been applied by sponging. The decorations are hand painted flowers and leaves in light gray and pink that have been heavily embellished with bright gold gilding. The design varies on each side of the piece allowing for viewing in the round. The shape is a conical bowl which has been pinched together in the top center and decorated with an applied rope knot finished in bright gold gilding. Viewing into the planter the top edge is sponged in teal with added gold floral details. The remainder of the inside is glaze in white through which the red earthenware clay is visible. Measurements are 6 1/2" T X 2 1/2" W at base , 7 1/2" W at top, and 3 1/4" D. Condition is very good only one 4mm chip on one of the rope tassel ends (see image #3 right hand tassel end).
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