- Made in Portugal for FTD
- Vintage: 1983
- Details - This is a very nice ceramic planter in the shape of a pheasant, others may say it's a quail or even a dove, regardless it is a very pretty bird planter. It has a very large floral design along each wing, done in pink/mauve with a yellow center and black pistils and small green leaves all around. The eyes are also painted on, they are pink just like the flower. One of the unique parts of this piece is the embossing along the neckline which gives it the shape of feathers. It has a high glaze shine and there is crazing, not sure if it was acquired with age or if it was purposely done. The bottom is stamped with: "Made for FTD , FTDA 1983. Made in Portugal" it also has the FTD Mercury Man logo. (FTDA stands for 'Florists Telegraph Delivery Association). This is a great addition to a sun room or patio (I would use it in a covered patio). Perhaps in a guest bath with folded hand towels or anywhere with a real or faux plant inside, (there is no drainage hole) . Would also be a great hostess gift with a plant inside.
- Material: Ceramic
- Dimensions: approx 9.5 inches Wide, 6.0 inches in Tall and approx 6 inches Wide
- Condition: Vintage - Used. Excellent Condition. There are no chips, cracks or scratches, however there is some crazing as mentioned above. The spoon is missing. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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FTDA, known as 'Florists Telegraph Delivery Association' (FTDA) was founded in 1910 when a group of 13 American retail florists agreed to exchange orders for out-of-town deliveries. They began telegraphing orders to each other from different states because flowers didn't always last the long train trips required for delivery in far away places. In 1923 a British unit of FTD was formed in response to the success of the network in America. In 1946 International Telegraph Florists was established between FTD, the FTD British Unit and Europe's floral clearinghouse Fleurop, they became "Interflora". By 1965, they expanded to include international transactions, and the company was renamed “Florists’ Transworld Delivery”, to reflect its growing worldwide presence and its partnership with Interflora. today they have grown to be the largest flower delivery network, associated with over 58,000 affiliated flower shops in over 140 countries. Interflora is now a subsidiary of FTD Companies, acquired in 2006.