Offered by Antiquités Garnier
Works of art from the 17th to the 19th century
These very large Paris porcelain vases are richly decorated on the front with two different scenes in the round, very detached, representing allegories of sources. In the background, ancient and medieval landscapes each represent a river, born from these sources. A man and a woman among reeds, each with their hands on a vase from which water is flowing, are the allegories. The quality and richness of detail makes these vases sculptures. We will notice a heron with a fish in its beak, a swan taking the flowers of the female allegory. Drapes with patterns reproducing lampas dress the two protagonists. A decoration painted in gold of great quality and finesse underlines the upper edge of these vases, it represents two shafts of trees on the height of the vases whose canopy forms an arch in front, the back of the vases is entirely covered with vermicular or so-called coral decoration, this work is a feat of the gilder painter. This spectacular but elegant model is particularly unusual, it is a 1830,1850 work . We will think as creator of Gille Jeune for example.
As for Paris porcelain in general, we will note under the base a hollow mark in the glaze.
State : almost intact, there is just a small chip at the tail of the fish, which is exceptional given the quantity of detached elements. Slight wear to the gilding on the inside gilding of the rim but not on the motifs.
Dimensions: height: 53cm, base diameter: 26cm.
Delevery information :
Free deliveries worldwide, except in special cases (heavy weight or special conditions).
13 000 €
10 500 €