6 Responses to “Twin Planters, Part 2”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    More beauties! I love the colors and the way they soak into the glaze. I also love when features are smoothed out the way these are here. I think my favorite is the girl carrying her hat.

    I’m not sure why it is that so many of these planters, especially in the 1950s, depicted Oriental characters. Maybe it’s because in that day any time you saw newsreels on China they had people padding through rice fields so it felt “natural” to the manufacturers to make little Oriental figures carrying things. Just a guess but seems logical. Or that many of the figurines and planters were manufactured there so it was just as natural to sculpt their own.

  2. Nessa

    Nessa

    Thanks so much!

    I’m not sure either, it was definitely a trend at the time. I have a couple of sets of “oriental-themed” lamps as well, with kimono-type ladies and rice-hat guys holding up the bulbs and whatnot.

    I just love the look of these, too, the blendy colors and the shine glaze get me every time.