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Pair of First-Empire Period 2-Handled Porcelain Vases with Westall Venus Scenes

US$97,200per set

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An incredible and rare pair of French Paris Porcelain First-Empire Period Winged Sphynx-form double- handled porcelain vases with mythological scenes of Venus and Cupids after Richard Westall. Of ovoid form, each vase is beautifully hand carved and gilt from top to bottom with 24-karat matte and burnished two-tone gilt decoration. The neck is decorated with white beaded "pearl" borders. The central panels are hand painted with gorgeous Venus and Cupid scenes attributed to the great Richard Westall (1765-1836), known as Queen Vicotria's Master drawer. Inscribed above each in matte and burnished two-tone gold is "Venus et les Amours" and "Les amours trainant aux pieds de Venus de sanglier qui tua Adonis". One the back of each is inscribed, "Le Triomphe de Venus" and "Le Feu d'Amour par Venus elevee sur une nue". The handles are hand carved and decorated in matte gilt decoration in the form of winged sphynxes. Each is mounted on beautiful black plinths. In fabulous condition with no restorations, which is incredibly rare to find after over 200 years. France, circa late 1700s-early 1800s.

Details

  • Creator
    Porcelaine de Paris (Manufacturer)
  • Attributed to
    Richard Westall (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.75 in. (52.71 cm)Width: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Empire (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1st-Empire
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU919521023102

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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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