Pair of Dresden porcelain and gilt bronze vases
German, late 19th Century
Height 57cm, width 39cm, depth 33cm
This fine pair of Dresden porcelain pot pourri vases features ornate gilt bronze mounts. The vases have krater-shaped, white-ground porcelain bodies painted with figurative vignettes and sprays of flowers. The rim of each vase features a pierced gilt bronze mount, above of which is the similarly decorated domed porcelain cover surmounted by a figurative finial. Each vase is raised on a pierced socle, and each features two gilt bronze lion’s head handles to the sides. The undersides are marked for Dresden.