Monumental Glazed Earthenware Jardiniere Attributed to Longwy
This monumental earthenware jardiniere in the Persian taste, attributed to the French faiencerie, Longwy, circa 1873-1880, is the largest of its kind we have ever seen, measuring 12 in tall and 22.5 in across (32 by 57 cm). It features Islamic floral decorations in turquoise, green, red and blue colors. Condition is good. There are scratches, nicks, and repairs to chips along the bottom edge. For a very similar work from Longwy, a little smaller at 18.5 inches across and with very similar pattern of arabesques and flowers, see the jardiniere in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 1991.86.
( bowl orientalist middle eastern style )