A Large Gilt-Bronze Mounted Sèvres-Style Vase

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A Large Gilt-Bronze Mounted Sèvres-Style Vase and Cover.

The finely painted scenes signed ‘A. Maglin’.

Finely embellished with gilt-bronze mounts this large and impressive vase is of baluster form with a pink ground centred by a classical maiden and putti carrying floral garlands to the front and the obverse painted with putti at play within a wooded landscape. The vase is raised on a spreading socle put down on a square section plinth.

French, Circa 1890.

A. Maglin was a renowned French studio ceramic painter working at the end of the 19th century. He studied drawing in Bieuville and later become a student of the Sèvres Manufactory.

Celebrated for the superb quality of his painting, his works were exhibited at a number of the international exhibitions of the period including The San Francisco California Midwinter International Exposition, of 1894ii.

His daughter who was probably his student, also became an accomplished ceramic painter and her signature can be found on a number of fine Sèvres Style vases as ‘C.Rochette’ or ‘Claire Maglin Rochette’.

Object Literature

I) Revue des arts décoratifs, volume 5, page 495.
II) Guide to the hall and galleries of the memorial museum, 1895, p75.
III)Explication des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, architecture, gravure, dessin, modèle by veuve Herissany, p 237.

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