Gorgeous large antique New Milford or Wannopee Pottery jardiniere with gold or gilt trim. Beautiful raised banded criss-cross pattern with raised gilt decorated scrolls and flourishes nears the base and 4 tiny feet. It has a majolica glaze. The pot measures 8" tall and 10" in diameter, with a top opening of 8". It is in excellent condition with crazing on the interior bottom, age wear on the underside, and one shallow graze on the underside as pictured (at 11 o'clock in the photo of the base). It weighs 5 lbs. Cobalt is very difficult to photograph--this piece is a very dark blue but appears somewhat lighter in our photos.
Wannopee Pottery of New Milford, Connecticut was in business for only a short period of time from 1887 to 1904. Best known for its Lettuce Leaf majolica, in its earliest days the pottery made deep cobalt wares for the home, including pitchers, teapots, plates, and jardinieres. We've been fortunate enough to acquire a number of these early cobalt pieces, characterized by the gold with spray decoration and base, and this is a fine example.
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