Originally intended to be pot-pourri containers, these stunning Sevres style porcelain vases will add vitality and Rococo-style exuberance to a room. They are exceptional and elaborate works of porcelain decoration, finely gilded and adorned with elegant gilt bronze mounts.
Each vase is decorated to the front and reverse of its body with Watteau-style cartouches showing amorous couples on one side, and landscapes on the other; set inside gilt foliate borders on a cobalt-blue ground. Above these cartouches there is a gilt bronze band with pierced scrolling decorations, designed to allow the scent of the pot-pourri to diffuse. The vases’ twin handles are attached to this band, and take the form of scrolls with winged female busts at the top.
The vase bodies are set on waisted socles, decorated with further gilt motifs on a blue ground, as well as flowers and ribbons on a white ground, all supported by elaborate gilt bronze bases. The vase lids are similarly decorated with gilt motifs on a blue ground and flowers on a white ground, and feature ormolu finials in the form of pinecones. The lids are stamped to the underside ‘Chateau des Tuileries’, ‘S. 37’ and ‘Sevres 1844’.