A semi-glossy light pink stork sitting on a baby cradle planter by Haeger Potteries. The planter measures 10" high, 7" long and 5" at it's widest point. The opening of the planter is 5 1/4" long, 2 1/2" wide and 3 1/2" deep. The bottom is unmarked with three no-show firing pin marks. There are several very small flat glaze chips along the inside of the rim. The condition is very good despite the chips, with no evidence of use.
Haeger Potteries was founded in East Dundee, Illinois in 1871 by David H. Haeger. Initially a brick manufacturer, in 1914 Haeger began producing commercial artware and ceramics for the florist and home markets. Royal Arden Hickman joined the company in 1938 and the pottery and finishes he created under the Royal Haeger line during his tenure are popular for their art deco lines and lush finishes. Haeger Potteries ceased operations in 2016.
A drainage hole in a planter is always ideal because it allows for any extra water to seep out of the bottom, which in turn helps keep the plant and its roots healthy. If a planter doesn't have a drainage hole, we recommend treating your planter more like a cachepot by employing the double potting technique. Place your plant into a smaller pot with drainage hole(s) and then place the pot inside of your decorative planter. You can even line the bottom of the decorative planter with some gravel, which catches the extra water from the drainage holes and creates humidity which plants like.
If you choose to plant directly into the planter, between watering wait until the soil is dry to the touch. Then, try to moisten the soil from the top to the bottom. The goal is maintaining a moisture balance to the soil so the plant isn't always needing water, which will lead to wilting, or watering too much which will asphyxiate then rot the roots, which will lead to the eventual death of the plant. To that end, don't use a watering can. Instead, use a spoon and add a spoonful or two of water and check the soil in a couple of hours. If the soil is still dry to the touch, add a couple more spoonfuls and so on until the soil is lightly moist to the touch.