Antique French Jardiniere From Nevers, France 1800's
his colorful antique French faience jardinière is in the bright golds, yellows, deep blues and whites.
The motifs are cartouches with center medallions of different scenes of putti and cherubs at play in an outdoor setting. The oblong cartouche is surrounded by pierced acanthus leaves on either side and stylized shells at the base. Scrollng elongated acanthus leaves , c-scrolls, and beading surround the scene. To either side of the cartouche are fielded panels of blue dots on a white background surrounded by the same motifs of the cartouche. The handles project from a theatrical masks’ hat to either side of the rim of the jardinière. The piece rests upon four roquillard feet.
H=11 1/4, W=23