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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Large and Important Pair of Sèvres Style Porcelain Vases and Covers"
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This exceptional pair of vases are of inverted ovoid form with finely painted Watteauesque panels within a deep blue ground. The body is further embellished with tooled gilt foliate running pattern and mounted to the shoulders with finely cast gilt-bronze winged female figures. The neck of each vase is of flared trumpet form with finely tooled gilt reserves containing trophies and surmounted by domed lids with corresponding decoration, terminating in gilt bronze finials. Each vase is supported on a flared spreading foot and put down on square section gilt bronze bases with re-entrant corners.
The reserves to the front of each vase contain finely painted panels depicting romantic scenes drawing inspiration from Watteau's fêtes galantes and the pastoral paintings of Boucher,. The reverse sides depict corresponding picturesque scenes of a naturalistic landscape with rural buildings and a river to the middle distance.
The quality of the casting and chasing of the gilt-bronze figurative mounts is exceptional and suggests the vases were produced as an exhibition piece or a special commission.
|Height||122.00 cm||(48.03 inches)|