Antique and Vintage Jardinieres

The word jardiniere, meaning a ceramic vessel for plants or cut flowers, comes from the French word for gardener. Jardinieres have been popular in the western world at least since the 17th century, when wealthy Europeans decorated their estates with ceramic planters made from Chinese blue-and-white export porcelain and Italian majolica crafted by potteries like Capodimonte. Far-eastern influences remained popular for jardinieres, as evidenced...Continue Reading