Influential British horticulturist and garden designer Gertrude Jekyll wrote in Flower Decoration in the House (1907)
“There are some English words which have no equivalent in French, but then there are a great many more French words ... for which we have no English. One of these is jardinière. Even in French it does not quite rightly express its meaning, because the obvious meaning of jardinière is female gardener, whereas what we understand by it is a receptacle for holding pot-plants”.
Befitting the Flower Power theme, there will be quite a few such ornamental containers or stands for holding plants and flowers at the 2017 San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show, from a variety of periods and in a wide range of styles:
From Carlton Hobbs: a rare and massive pair of faïence jardinières attributed to Philippe Mombaers or Jacques Artoisenet, Brussels, second quarter of the 18th Century.
From Jesse Davis Antiques: a striking Minton majolica passion flower motif jardiniere and rare underplate, finished in a turquoise glaze ground trailed with abundant passion flower blooms and adorned with lion mask handles. English, circa 1860.
From Jill Fenichell: a pair of monumental Villeroy & Boch jardinieres painted by Warth, dated 1888.
From Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge: a Chinese export large Canton rose medallion porcelain cache-pot and stand, circa 1840-1860.
From Antonio's Bella Casa: a richly carved Venetian, raised wood planter edged with cascading fronds on a matching base, circa 1935.