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Jardinieres

A flowerpot may sound fanciful, but its more elegant cousin, the jardinière, exudes a sense of elegance and sophistication for floral displays. Jardinières, which can range from smaller tabletop cachepots to larger decorative planter urns, are indelibly tied to the tradition of the potted plant.

The use of flowerpots dates back thousands of years, when the early cultures of Egypt and Greece used them to cultivate new plant varietals and transport seedlings. These early vessels were typically simple earthenware designs that remained the standard for generations, that is, until the rise of highly decorative ceramics introduced in the 17th and 18th centuries.

With the rise of European producers, from Delftware to Wedgwood, flower pots and planters were often upgraded to the more elegant jardinière form. Jardinières featured beautiful painted motifs complementing the delicate blossoms of potted or cut blooms. Such elegance continues to be enjoyed today, as an antique jardinière makes a perfect centerpiece or showcase for treasured blooms.


Quick Facts

  • The jardinière takes its name from the feminine form of the French word for gardener
  • One of Renaissance master Raphael’s most beloved paintings is "La Belle Jardinière," featuring Mary and infants Christ and Saint John the Baptist in a garden
  • One of the world’s record-setting jardinières appeared at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong in 2012. A 14th-15th century mallow-shaped, Jun-glazed jardinière with a matching stand, this vessel sold for $2,115,035

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Sellers Who Sell Jardinieres


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden

Kunstauktionshaus Schloss Ahlden

Lewis & Maese Auction Company

Lewis & Maese Auction Company