Sunday, February 7, 2010
102. HERON PLANTER
I just love the graceful lines of this ceramic planter showing a pair of curled-necked herons on a marsh with a built-in vase opening. I thought at first that these were pink flamingoes, which were fave 50s symbols, but the straight beaks were a giveaway. Again, a made in Japan piece, so commonly available in any bazaar or curio shop in the 50s and 60s. One of the heron's necks has broken off in two places, dimishing the value considerably--but since I paid next to nothing fot this planter, it really doesn't matter. But, wait, it does matter! I love this piece!