The Himalayan wolf is one of the most ancient wolf lineages on earth, there are just 200-300 genetically pure Himalayan wolves in the world. The first monteiths originated around Circa 1680 and was originally used to keep stemmed wine cups/glasses cold with the bowl being filled with iced water to maintain the chilled temperature. This item became a necessity and were used at buffets and before formal dinners.
Nowadays this shaped porcelain cachepot is often used as a planter. A fabulous colourful item that displays beautifully wherever it is placed. MEASUREMENTS: HEIGHT 4 3/4" X LENGTH 6 3/4" X 5 3/4. CONDITION: Excellent condition with no damage, chips, cracks etc.
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