Rare, Goardère Copper Watering Can. Collectible, French, Watering Can for Indoor Plants.
A rare and collectible Goardère copper watering can. It has a gorgeous textured surface.
It has a genuine, authentic patina from "by-gone" times and oozes style. This is a gorgeous accent piece for rustic and country kitchens, the ultimate farmhouse styling accessory.
It has a beautiful, elegant shape and does not leak, so holds water perfectly, and could be used as a watering can for house plants. It would look equally fabulous, used as a vase, filled with long stemmed lavender or old roses.
In amazing condition, with no major dents, it measures 25cms/ 9¾" tall (base to top of the spout) is 35cms/ 13¾" wide (maximum span from spout to handle), the "can" is 11cms/ 4¼" diameter x 16cm/ 6¼" deep.
It weighs 680gms/ 1.5lbs.
Here's some history for you. The "Goardère" copper works was created in 1938, by Jean Goardère and finally closed, after over 70 years of production, in 2009.
A master craftsman, Jean Goardère made utilitarian and decorative objects by hammering from a sheet of copper or tin. He won "Meilleur ouvrier de France" (best worker in France) in 1955 for prestige and luxury items, and he also won the "bon goût français" (good French taste) award in 1969.
I've not tried to clean it up, as I love the vintage, "aged to perfection" look that the slightly tarnished copper has for authenticity. You can see from the photos it has signs of Verdigris, surface scratches and tarnish marks, consistent with its age and use. It has the "Goardière" stamp on the base.
It is utterly charming.
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