Wonderful French Country Red Tole Monteith Jardiniere Planter with hand painted gilt grapes on the front. Rests on ball feet, and has the crenulated edges, lion handles on the sides. Pieces like this were originally designed to dry wine glasses after rinsing, between dinner courses, with the stems resting in each "cut out", or to chill the glasses in very cold or iced water.
Such a wonderful French Country accent, this looks beautiful as a centerpiece with orchids, potted plants or even just with moss. There is wear, aging and the typical loss which is to be expected. A fantastic addition to your French style home. Marked France on the bottom.