Object Description

A Large Gilt-Bronze Mounted Porcelain Pot-pourri Vase and Cover Attributed to Samson et Cie.

The vase is decorated all over with finely painted floral sprigs and sprays in the deutsche-blumen manner centred by cartouches containing finely painted hunting scenes. The vase has finely cast gilt-bronze lion head handles and is surmounted by a domed cover with an acorn finial and supported by a pierced gilt-bronze foot raised on a square section re-entrant base.

‘Deutsche Blumen’ or German flowers, was a style of porcelain decoration consisting of naturalistically painted flowers appearing individually or in bouquets. The style became widely popular in Europe after they appeared on Meissen porcelain from about 1740.

Object History

Samson et Cie

The French porcelain manufactory of Samson et Cie. was established by Edmé Samson (b. Paris, 1810; d. Paris, 1891) at 7, rue Vendôme (later rue Béranger) in Paris. The firm specialised in re-creating important and rare porcelain from museums and private collections. In 1864, the factory was moved to Montreuil by Samson’s son, Emile Samson (1837-1913).

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