Pair Henri Ardant Limoges Greek Revival Porcelain Vases
This exceptional pair of Greek Revival porcelain vases carry underglaze marks HA & Cie for Henri Ardant of Limoges, and feature gilded and polychrome glazed decorations, reticulated fretwork handles, applied bisque lion masks, and colorful transfer painted decorations depicting Apollo and muses associated with music. One features a reserve depicting Terpsichore (protector of dance and education) and Erato (protector of love and poetry). The other features the god Apollo (god of prophecy, oracles, music, song and poetry) and Calliope (muse who imposed justice and serenity). Each measures 15" tall and 9" wide. They date from the third quarter of the nineteenth century and are in good condition. There is restoration to one vase. Additional images forwarded upon request.