Neoclassical style blue Majolica planter by Minton
English, c. 1852
Height 37.5cm, width 49cm, depth 42cm
This superb planter is crafted in the Victorian manner from brightly coloured majolica. The planter features a spirally fluted blue body, which broadens from a narrow bottom to a flared top. The top edge of the planter is finished with a green egg-and-dark border, while the green foot is modelled as a foliate wreath. The body is adorned with two golden ram head handles, between of which is draped a white floral garland on either side. The underside is variously marked for Minton.