A rare Art Nouveau earthenware sculpture by J Peche for Koenig
& Lengsfeld, Germany circa 1900, the young mermaid among waves
forming a planter.
This is a very nice piece and is easily confused with works
by F. Goldscheider of Vienna that were being produced at the same
time. The finish on this item is cold-painted
(meaning it has not been fired) so my recommendation is that it
could be filled with dried flowers only, or cut flowers in a water
proof container placed within it.