Pair of Early 19th Century French/Paris Empire Neoclassical Porcelain Vases depicting Historical Figural Scenes

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Object Description

Pair of Empire porcelain vases of egg-shaped form modelled with soft-paste porcelain handles representing ‘Pheme’, the personification of fame and renown. Decorated with a dark blue (beau bleu) ground, an elaborate figural scene (miniature) on the front reserve and a gilded back reserve carefully tooled to create varied borders and patterns with subtle textures. The gilded surfaces of the the laurel swags and borders are burnished in imitation of gilt bronze. The paintings are depicting colourful medieval scenes, probably after illustrations of popular knight’s tales of the 19th century. Porcelain painters of 19th century France were particularly fond of copying genre scenes from previous centuries.

Object Condition

Good, wear consistent with age and use, minor fading – detailed condition report on request

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