Hand-carved in Italy, this fantastic pair of large carved and white painted wooden swan planters are every bit as graceful as the actual bird they depict. Based on the curved neck and downward pointing bill, this is most likely a mute swan, which is native to much of Europe, including North Italy. The wings are displayed addorsed, meaning they are raised and spread behind the back, as if about to engage in flight. Beneath each bird is an oval plinth with cavetto molding. The interior openings can house a 7 ½” pot, although one of the birds has a larger aperture, measuring over eight inches. Both functional and decorative, our pair of large, carved wooden swans have been lightly distressed for an attractive antique white painted finish. For planting, they are best suited for use with indoor plants. Of course, they can also be used as standalone decorative sculptures anywhere in the home.
CONDITION: Good condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor age separations, buildup, and discoloration. Because the planters were hand-carved, the interior openings are not identical. Please see photos and dimensions for details.