A Fine Pair of Gilt-Bronze Mounted Sèvres Style Porcelain Vases and Covers.
The painted reserves signed ‘G. Poitevin.’.
This fine pair of pair of vases are of inverted ovoid form with finely painted reserves of ‘Fêtes galante’ to the front and ‘picturesque’ landscapes scenes to the reverse, within gilt-tooled borders on a deep cobalt blue ground, mounted to the shoulders with finely cast gilt-bronze mask form handles beneath flared trumpet form necks with finely tooled gilt reserves of musical trophies, surmounted by domed lids with gilt-bronze acorn finials; each vase raised on a spreading foot put down on square section gilt bronze bases with re-entrant corners.
The reserves to the front of each vase contain finely painted panels depicting romantic courting scenes drawing inspiration from Watteau’s fêtes galantes and the pastoral paintings of Boucher. The reverse sides depict corresponding picturesque scenes of a naturalistic landscape with buildings and a river to the middle distance.
French, Circa 1890.