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continuing to be a huge trend, what better present to give on Mother’s Day than an antique jardinière for a prized plant? These decorative ceramic plant holders first became popular with wealthy households in the 17th century, when Chinese blue and white porcelain was all the rage. In the 18th century, the pioneering European porcelain factories, Sèvres and Meissen, produced them in a range of sizes, all beautifully hand-painted. In Britain, jardinières hit their stride from the early 19th century onwards, with demand

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