George Jones, England, pot planter decorated with aromas and swallows, circa 1880

This spectacular planter comes out of the ovens of the George Jones factory in England. We can date it to the 1880s. The aromatic plants encompass the almost spherical shape of the planter. Made in high relief, they form its decoration, but also its structure. Indeed, the three plants correspond to the three feet of the object. On the belly, three swallows stand out against the turquoise blue background. By the quality of its reliefs, its imposing size and the reflections of its superimposed leaves, the George Jones factory gives us here a powerful witness of the quality of its work, which has nothing to envy to the great English manufactures of the second half of the 19th century, Wedgwood or Minton. As a guarantee of quality and recognition, the piece we are presenting adopts the same model as the emblem of the International Majolica Society, which brings together the most important collectors and connoisseurs of slip.

Height: 48 cm