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AmberRose's loves1391 of 8469Large Floor Planter - Gladding McBean? Garden City?Playing w/ my things at the nursery
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This is a beautiful, large storage container w/ elephants and hand-placed rivets and hand-tooling throughout . The pot itself may be hand-turned as well, but i can't tell for sure. I bought it at the Alameda show today from a guy who says he's had it since 1967, and thought it was old then, so ?? this type of glaze / paint was popular for a time - i think the 50s or 60s, but am not sure. it's kind of brutalist - swiping a slightly hardened brush w/ a liquid gilding over the entire surface. does anyone have any idea where it's from or who made/sold them?

    i just added the photo of how i have it displayed at my nursery. i like to put those japanese lantern / pagoda caps on storage containers to keep water from collecting in them.

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    1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      forgot to mention that this piece is 18" tall x 14" across.
    2. surfdub66 surfdub66, 7 years ago
      Great looking urn!! Looks like chinese bronze , luv it;-)
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thank you surfdub66! i think it's really beautiful and it doesn't really come across that well in the photos. i'll have to get some outdoor shots and see if they come out better.
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      i just added a better, outdoor photo of this pot.
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      i found a smaller one of these on 1stdibs. says it's from china from the 1930s.

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