This example is a fake with the look of a wishing well decorated in blue and white to mimic the look of transfer decorated English-made ironstone. The planter displays a village scene often used on these contemporary 'nostalgic look' ceramics. Some sellers call these types of items Victorian Flow Blue or Flo Blue or antique - but the planter in this listing is not an old piece. The name 'Victoria' appears in the mark but this item has nothing to do with that monarch or the Victorian era. Although the mark looks like the Royal Arms of England, intended to suggest age and importance, in actuality it is just another rendition of a false mark commonly being placed on recent modern fakes. This item is also not vitrified stoneware, even though the mark on bottom says, `Ironstone.'
Measures 12 inches high, with a base diameter of 5 1/2 inches; 9 inches wide at the top of the handle.
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