Pair of very large French Sèvres style porcelain and ormolu vases
French, Late 19th Century
Height 151cm, width 45cm, depth 39cm
Executed in the style of Sèvres, one of the best porcelain manufactories, this pair of vases depicts a charming Rococo style scene.
The neck and base of each vase, executed in a deep blue ground are decorated with intricate gilt patterns. Finely cast ormolu mounts decorate the lip, foot and base of each piece.
Twin ormolu handles adorn the sides of each porcelain vase. Finely cast in the shape of flowers, acanthus leaves, each one terminates with a flambeau torch and a quiver of arrows wrapped together by a flowing ribbon.
The porcelain bodies depict French Rococo style scenes, painted in the style of the renowned French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721). A central female figure, clothed in a flowing garment surrounded by winged putti are painted on the body of both vases.
To the reverse, further romantic scenes are painted portraying winged putti in front of a waterfall scenery. Each vase is signed ‘F. Bellanger’.
Beautifully painted, these majestic Sèvres-style porcelain and ormolu vases typify the charming artistry of the French Rococo style.