"Hi, Is this shape more oval, as opposed to round? If so it is a "pillow vase" shape. If is it round then it would fall under a small Jardinere - as others said, may have had a stand. THe category this falls into is Continental Majolica…"
"Hi there Alan . The maker is probably a company in Germany. The serial number is usually the pattern number. Although not 12 inches tall , I would venture to guess the item is still a vase that was used as a planter for ferns which was very popular…"
"Good morning Alan, 2 thumbs up on the photos , you can really see the vase well. If your vase is large , let's say, around 12 inches tall , it a jardienere vase...which means it once had a tall base for it to sit on. These were very popular in…"