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Dresden Porcelain Jardiniere
An exquisite example of Dresden porcelain, it is beautifully embellished with richly colored floral bouquets. It originates from Paris.
Starting at the top, it has a dainty fluted edge with a hand painted design of gilt/pink "feathers". The body is lavishly hand painted with flowers and gilt scrolls. The front panel is embellished by large bouquet of forget-me-nots, thistle, daisy and purple bells, green leaves. On either side of the large design are two outward turned "handles" in the form of scrolls, tipped in gilt. The "back" side is lavishly embellished with a very large central hand painted bouquet which features a pink rose (amazing detail), daisy, tulip and forget-me-nots. Flowers and scrolls are slightly raised above the main designs giving a textural feel to the porcelain. They are hand accented in gilt.
Above and below the little outward turned handles are smaller bouquets which reflect the designs of the two main sides. The colors are rich and brilliant, in shades of lavender, fuchsia, orange, periwinkle sage green and yellow. At the bottom of the bowl there is a drainage hole at the bottom center. The mark on the bottom is a blue crown "H" with the word "Dresden" (we could not find this mark with the "H", we think it dates mid-century).
It is in very good antique condition with no noticeable chips or cracks. There is some darkening to the porcelain around the rim and bottom. It measures: 5 1/2" tall,6 1/2 at the outer edge diameter, 5" at the inner rim diameter, 4 3/4" deep, 4 1/2" bottom diameter and 16" "waist" circumference
It is an incredible jardiniere with delicate workmanship and brilliant coloring. It is a true work of art by a fine porcelain maker.
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