This vintage 1950s Japanese grey bear or dog planter was likely used for a plant or flower arrangement to welcome a new baby. Its body is mainly grey, with cerise accents in the ears, the tips of its tail, the ends of its bow tie, and along its toes. With long eyelashes, and a sweet little smile, this vintage planter is ready to home your favourite succulent! Is it a little dog, or a little bear? I can't decide, but this vintage china planter is just so sweet and roly-poly, I don't think it matters!
Approximately 4.25" to the tallest point, 5.25" to the longest point, and 2.5" at the widest point. The opening for planting is approximately 1.75" by 1.5".
This vintage Mid Century planter is in excellent, with no crazing, chips or cracks noted. There is a slightly rough spot around the rim of the top of the planter, but that is under the glaze, so is not a chip. This obviously belonged to Rosa at some point, as she wrote her name in permanent marker on the bottom of the planter, on the back feet; this is not noticeable unless the planter is inverted.
If you require any additional information or picture, please convo me!
Thanks for looking, and to keep browsing through The Nifty Crow, go here: http://theniftycrow.etsy.com