This is a marvelous pair of small patriotic flowerpots that are made of bisque porcelain. The first shows a young boy in an enlisted infantryman’s feldgrau uniform. It stands 5 ½” tall. He is smoking a cigar and has bright rosy-red cheeks. His uniform sports many painted details. He also wears a bayonet at his side and a pickelhaube on his head. The flowerpot is attached to his back and measures 1 ½” x 1 ⅝” x 2 ¼.” Some manufacturer’s hallmark appears on the bottom, along with the number 97.
The second young “soldier” stands 5″ tall. [His companion’s pickelhaube spike accounts for the extra half inch]. He also is smoking a cigar and has bright rosy-red cheeks. His uniform also is covered with many painted details. He wears a bayonet at his side and a mütze on his head. The flowerpot attached to his back measures 1 ½” x 1 ⅝” x 2 ¼.” Some manufacturer’s hallmarks are on the flowerpot’s bottom.