Local Antiques with Floral Motifs



These local antique discoveries have caught our expert’s eye

This mid-20th-century Italian brass pendant (19" h. x 10" diam.) appears to bloom like a lotus flower from above. $1,800, John Salibello, 2309 Montauk Hwy., Bridgehampton, 631-537-1484.

In 19th-century France, many a formal table was set with a bouquet of porcelain tole flowers, such as this arrangement on a bronze base (17" h. x 23" w.), designed by the venerable porcelain-maker Saint-Cloud. $5,500, Ann Madonia, 36 Jobs Ln., Southampton, 631-283-1878, annmadoniaantiques@yahoo.com.

Even fresh-cut flowers will have to fight for attention with the blossoms gracing this circa-1857 George Jones for Wedgwood majolica jardinière (18" h. x 15" diam.). $2,250, Pamela Lerner, 145 S. Country Rd., Bellport, 631-776-2183, pamelalernerantiques@msn.com.

These circa-1920 brass and hand-forged iron sunflower-motif andirons (21" h.) brighten up a fireplace or double as decorative garden statuary (they will weather over time). $2,100, Eclectiques, 1524 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-537-9594, lilitg@optonline.net. 

This late-19th-century French lunch plate, featuring a beautiful Art Nouveau–inspired iris pattern, is part of an 18-piece set including five soup plates (10¼" diam.), 12 lunch plates (8¾" diam.), and one platter (13¾" diam.). $3,500, Frederick P. Victoria & Son, 2107 Borden Ave., Long Island City, 718-392-9651.

A version of this article appeared in the July 1, 2014 issue of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens with the headline: In Full Flower.

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