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Vintage Mottahedeh Vista Allegre Portugal Metal Flowers Lowestoft Reproduction -Fleurs Des Siecles

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Vintage Mottahedeh Vista Allegre Portugal Metal Flowers Lowestoft Reproduction

Please read below for all the details on this piece- but to anyone not familiar in this case Reproduction is not a bad thing! I often work with things where if you see that word it is not good, but there is an interesting history to this one! 

An exquisite arrangement in a cache pot. Metal flowers & leaves with small stones. Good condition -with some missing stones mostly just the tiny small stones missing from some of the pods, hard to see.Please review all photos.

The below info was copied From the website - a great site to learn more about the beautiful flower options that have been made this one is below :

The description of this piece is as follows MONTEITH – ORANGE

"The dimensions of this gorgeous arrangement are approx 7″ tall and 9″ long. The arrangement is in a porcelain cachepot, in the shape of a Monteith bowl, designed and manufactured by Mottahedeh & Co.,  The cachepot itself  is 5″ long at the top of the bowl (4.25″ long at the base of the bowl because of the slope) and 3.5″ high. The Monteith bowls for this design contain a hand written marking or stamp saying, “Lowestoft Reproduction Created by Mottahedeh” and typically also carry the stamp, “A Mottahedeh Design”.  It appears that the later-manufactured bowls in this design carried, also, the “Vista Alegre For Mottahedeh” stamps"

Mottahedeh & Co., founded in 1924 by Rafi Mottahedeh, and then galvanized by his wife, Mildred Mottahedeh, initially imported and sold Persian wares and antiquities, then focused on importing and selling antique Chinese Export porcelain, and then, finally, designing and manufacturing  “reproductions” of the original porcelains, creating exceptionally attractive and finely crafted porcelain china. "