Unusual French Sarreguemines majolica cache pot / planter with moulded figures in relief of little boys in different poses all around its body. It is olive green on the outside and turquoise on the inside and underside. The cache pot is marked on the underside with the early SARREGUEMINES impressed mark in block letters used in the 1835 - 1900 period. It is also marked MAJOLICA and numbered 243 H. We have seen similar items described as made after designs by Christopher Dresser c. 1880. Scottish born Christopher Dresser (1834 – 1904) was among the most influential designers of all times and a key figure of the English Aesthetic Movement. He was a prolific designer not only of ceramics but also of metalwork, textiles and wallpapers. He provided designs and art direction to many manufacturers in Great Britain and abroad. In very good used condition with crazing, small losses and hairlines typical of majolica as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 6 5/16" high by 5 13/16" top diameter (16 cm by 14.7 cm) approximately.