Exzellentes Paar Empire-Porzellanvasen, Frankreich/wohl Paris, ca. 1820

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 (mignature) 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.

PERIODE/OF THE PERIOD: Frankreich, wohl Paris (Manufaktur Nast?), Empire, ca. 1820/France, probably Paris (manufactory of Nast?), Empire period, ca. 1820
MATERIAL/MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Hartporzellan, vergoldet und bemalt / hard paste porcelain, gilt and painted
ZUSTAND/CONDITION: Sehr gute Erhaltung, Gold teilweise berieben /Very good, gilding partially worn
42 cm (16.54 in.)
LÄNGE/LENGTH: 21 cm (8.27 in. )
 TIEFE/DEPTH: 16 cm (6.3 in. )
Price Upon Request