Beautiful French Majolica planter with bird and floral motif, featuring wonderful colors with amazing form and detail. What makes this piece great is an old repair patched with vintage staples that can be seen on the inside. This is a very unusual method that is thought of as proof of its age. It only adds to the charm of the piece! High quality porcelain was a precious item, so instead of discarding the shards when a piece was broken it was mended with metal staples. It is marked with a blue "A" on the bottom. Circa 1880, 10W x 9H.