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Style of Sèvres (French, founded 1738)
This charming pair of vases, crafted from ormolu mounted Sèvres style porcelain, demonstrates the playful nature and rich detailing associated with the Rococo style.
This pair of vases, crafted from Sèvres style porcelain mounted with ormolu (gilt bronze), is designed in a highly ornate Louis XV style. Each vase in the pair takes the distinctive form of an ewer, granting the duo an unusual, and charming, appearance.
The body of each vase is formed from a pear-shaped porcelain vase. Each green-ground vase features, front and reverse, a central foliate gilt cartouche containing white-ground painted portrayals of birds, flowers, and various other items.
The porcelain of each vase is extensively mounted with ormolu. Each vase stands on a circular ormolu base, ornately cast, which rises to a pinched socle that expands to grasp the belly of the vase. The ormolu continues up each side of each vase, culminating in the ewer-form top. From the shoulder of each vase springs a dragon-form handle, further emphasising the detailing of the ormolu. The entire ensemble is rich, detailed, and playful in a distinctly Rococo manner.
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