Pair of porcelain and gilt bronze mounted vases in the manner of Sèvres
French, late 19th Century
Height 50cm, width 21cm, depth 18cm
The fine vases in this pair feature light blue Sèvres style porcelain mounted with gilt bronze. Each vase is supported on a square base and waisted socle, both of porcelain. The tapering body of each vase culminates in a narrow neck and flared rim. The pale blue porcelain throughout is parcel gilt and jewelled on occasion, while the central band of the body of each vase is adorned with an encompassing painted scene in the Rococo style, the scene portraying amorous couples in an idyllic landscape.
The vases are mounted with geometrical, Neoclassical style gilt bronze handles, and the domed porcelain lids are surmounted by gilt bronze pineapple finials.