Pair of large Sèvres style white porcelain and ormolu vases

Style of Sèvres (French, founded 1738)

£55,000

These pastel-coloured vases are exceptional for their beautiful decoration, featuring paintings of elegant winged women and cherubs playing music and dancing.

 

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Description

The white porcelain vases are set on shaped square ormolu (gilt bronze) bases. They stand on splayed feet which are encircled by ormolu beading and stiff-leaf bands. These feet are finely painted with parcel gilt turquoise foliage and white flowers. The vases’ bodies are ovoid and feature detailed paintings of winged female figures and cherubs, playing musical instruments and dancing. The figures are surrounded by cherry blossom branches, butterflies and dragonflies. The vases’ waisted necks and domed lids are decorated in a similar style to their feet. These lids are crowned by ormolu foliate finials.

The paintings on the vases' bodies are signed ‘LEROUX’.

Details

Artist / Maker
Style of Sèvres (French, founded 1738)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c.1880
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Rococo
Material
Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Porcelain
Colour
Blue, Gold, Pink, White

Dimensions

Height
118 cm / 46.5 inches
Diameter
40 cm / 15.7 inches

Reference:
16146

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