Red Head Southern Belle Planter #dressesfromthesouthernbelleera
Red Head Southern Belle PlanterThis pretty red headed southern belle has her basket wide open waiting for you to fill it! This piece is a vintage planter. It was formed from pottery in the shape of a lady wearing a formal dress that has a blue bodice and blue over skirt over a pink layered and ruffled dress. Some of the details of her dress, such as the neck line, sleeves and dress edges were then trimmed in gold. She is wearing her red hair pinned up. She is holding an open basket that forms the entrance to the planter. This planter was hand painted over a white glaze and then a clear glaze was fired on. This vintage planter is unmarked, like many of the planters from the 1950's. The Wall Pocket Book attributes it to this era and said pottery was unknown. This planter measures 4 1/4" wide at the base and stands 6 1/4" high. The opening for the planter is 2" x 1 1/2". This piece is in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks, and only fine crazing on the basket part of the planter. There is a little bit of darkening on the rim and the inside of the planter where a previous owner used it as a planter. I have not attempted to scrub this. She could be used for that favorite plant, such as violets, or used to hold your pens, pencils, or scissors in your kitchen or office. She would also be very pretty used to hold your make up brushes! Please look over all of my photos as they are part of my description. If you wish to see additional photos, or have any questions, just send me a message and I will gladly respond. Take a few moments and wander around my shop. All of the items in my shop are from my vintage and antique collections and I add items daily. There may be other things you are interested in. If you purchase more than one item, I offer combined shipping. I am an expert at packaging and shipping and I guarantee your items will arrive at your home in the same condition as they left mine. If you wish to see my listings as soon as I add them to my shop, just click on the heart in the Favorite Shop box at the top of this page and you could be the first to see the newest items I have added. Thank you for visiting Red Tomatos Vintage!