Antique French ormolu mounted porcelain centrepiece garniture

£25,000

This centrepiece garniture, consisting of a central jardinière and pair of flanking vases, is an exquisite piece of French design from the late 19th Century.

 

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Description

This elegant and refined three piece garniture was crafted in France in the late 19th Century. The central jardiniere has a beautiful oblong porcelain body that is painted a rich brown, with floral motifs picked out in a lighter golden colour. In its colours, this surface ornament is reminiscent of a tortoise shell veneer. The rim of the jardiniere is highlighted in gold and is decorated at its centre with an ormolu mount in the form of a clam shell, from which leafy vines emerge. This central piece is fitted with twin rope-form handles and set on and ormolu base with four elegant paw feet.

Accompanying the jardiniere are two vases that are similarly decorated, with intricately painted porcelain bodies and beautiful ormolu mounts.

This jardiniere could be used as a planter for flowers, as could the flanking vases, making an elegant table centrepiece.

Jardiniere: Height 32.5cm, width 73cm, depth 21cm
Pair of vases: Height 48cm, width 33cm, depth 16cm.

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Belle Époque
Material
Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Porcelain
Colour
Brown, Gold

Dimensions

Height
32.5 cm / 12.6 inches
Width
73 cm / 28.7 inches
Depth
21 cm / 8.3 inches

Reference:
15205

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