Pair of Old Paris Vases with Cherubs
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Check out the large size and incredible hand painting of this pair of porcelain, old Paris vases. Old Paris is a term associated with the multitude of porcelain manufacturers operating around Paris in the 18th and 19th centuries. The majority of old Paris porcelain manufactured during that time was unmarked. The use of intense colors and superb artistry in the painting details make this pair exceptional, despite the light damage on each. The back ground color of a pale blue green is eye catching. Each vase depicts a winged cherub or angel. The wings resemble butterflies and are intricately and colorfully rendered. Each cherub appears to be emerging from a single flower and is surrounded by a plethora of different leaves and flowers. Some of the flowers are lilies, daisies, poppies, wild roses, morning glories and others. One cherub is capturing a butterfly in flight and the other a bird. The design continues onto the back of each vase. Notice the gilded ornamental porcelain handles on each side. One vase has a 1/16” chip on the lip and a tight hairline crack exiting 3” below it. The other vase has a ¼” chip on the lip with a 1” tight hairline crack below it and also a tight 2” hairline crack across from it as well. The price reflects these issues. Given that the damage is minuscule and not readily seen, we consider these to be in very good to excellent condition. What a statement these will make in your home!
Shipping:Negotiated with Seller
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- Width: 9 inches
- Height: 18.5 inches
- Depth: 7 inches
- Weight: 0 pound
- Very Good