Once again, I found myself at a local auction and coming across what I believe to be a Wizard of Oz relic, so to speak.
As you can see, it is a small planter, about 5 inches tall and 5 inches wide. It features a Scarecrow leaning across a yellow stone wall. The glazing is gorgeous with beautiful 14K gold accents throughout the Scarecrow's hat, outfit and even the spacing between the stones of the wall.
From the back, the yellow stone wall theme continues on...
A close examination of the bottom shows no makers marks, though I'm inclined to believe it may be a Hall, or perhaps a Royal Dalton.
Either way, I believe this is a tribute piece to the Wizard of Oz, though not for the 1939 MGM Wizard of Oz movie, but more likely the original books of L. Frank Baum.
I do so love the auctions!!!
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma