It’s been quite awhile since this blog has spotlighted pint-sized planter vases. This week, three vintage miniature planters are the subjects of some special treatment.
First up is a redheaded boy leaning against a flower well. This might be a Shawnee pottery product, but I’m not sure. Small pastel flowers compliment the vintage piece. A small, vintage U.S. manufactured mechanical alarm clock balances the presentation.
The seated flutist is the subject of this old wallpocket vase. The seller told me it is Dresden Porcelain; however, I was not able to verify his claim. I didn’t pay much for the piece, so it doesn’t matter whether or not the vase is authentic. A subdued variety of blooms crown the vase. A Delft tile from Holland anchors the still-life.
The yellow Napcoware miniature was damaged in transit, but the chip only adds to the charm. A yellow spider mum is the featured bloom. Credit for the blue jay goes to Brinn’s of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes contemporary French writer, Charles de Leusse. “Même les fleurs artificielles Ont un vase. La vie est belle.” (Even artificial flowers have a vase. Life is Beautiful.)