The beautiful colouring on this striking pair of vases makes them an excellent match for a wide range of interior styles, from the classical to the contemporary. The vases are the work of the Royal Vienna factory, Austria’s foremost producer of fine porcelain during the 19th Century. Each vase features two expertly-painted cartouches on its front and back, depicting Classical style scenes of revelry, courtship and dancing. The paintings were completed by Royal Vienna’s foremost porcelain painter of the time, Hans Stadler (German, 1868-1916).
The cartouches are set onto a rich red ground, interspersed with green banding. The vases are then further decorated with lavish gilding showing scrolling foliage, ribbons and other Neoclassical style motifs. Each vase has twin gilt acanthus leaf form handles, and is set on a square parcel gilt plinth base. The vases also have covers, each of which is surmounted by a gilt rosebud finial.
The blue beehive mark of the Royal Vienna factory can be found on the underside of the base of each vase.