Old Paris Porcelain Vases, 19th Century, Pair
We cannot get enough of these Old Paris porcelain vases. Enamel decorated and gilt-edged these hard paste porcelain vessels have dozens of tiny hand-applied floral decorations spilling around the base and climbing up the neck. At the top, above the neck, the edges of the vases flare outward a bit and resemble leaves or petals unfolding. The vases are not identical, yet they are complementary and perfect shown together. ©1860
H:16" x W:6.5" x D:6.5"
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****Wear consistent with age and use. These fine porcelain pieces are 160 years old and in beautiful condition. As expected they show slight paint and gilt loss and have not survived without a few chips. A small flat chip on one foot (photo 7) about the size of a pencil eraser and a small piece at the top of the vase above the neck where the edges spill outward has broken off. It is thankfully not in front but off to the left side. And two or three of the tiny, delicate flowers have lost a petal. All easily addressed by a reputable fine art restoration company if that was your goal. Frankly, none of the above-mentioned wear is obvious at first glance and the vases display beautifully, as is! Price has been adjusted to reflect these issues.