Pair of Sèvres style porcelain and onyx pedestals

Style of Sèvres (French, founded 1738)

£9,500

The beautiful pedestals in this pair are designed in the form of Neoclassical columns, each pedestal featuring a superbly painted Sèvres style porcelain shaft.

 

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Description

This pair of columnar pedestals is a wonderful example of the eclecticism of Belle Époque period design. The form of the column is distinctly Neoclassical, while the manner of the porcelain decoration is decidedly Rococo. Each pedestal features a cuboid onyx base raised on four square profile feet, and each is surmounted by a tiered onyx plateau. The cylindrical porcelain shaft of each is set above with an ormolu capital and below with a moulded ormolu torus. The shaft of each pedestal, featuring a parcel gilt bleu celeste ground in the manner of Sèvres, is painted in the round with a scene of an amorous couple courting within an idyllic pastoral landscape.

The painted shafts are indistinctly signed.

Details

Artist / Maker
Style of Sèvres (French, founded 1738)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
c. 1900
Period
Early 20th Century
Style
Fête Galante, Rococo, Sèvres
Material
Onyx, Porcelain
Colour
Blue, Gold, Multi-coloured

Dimensions

Height
83 cm / 32.7 inches
Width
32 cm / 12.6 inches
Depth
32 cm / 12.6 inches

Reference:
16736

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