Renaissance Revival Majolica ( Earthenware Stoneware ) Vase Depicting Cavalier After Francois Lafon
This wonderful and very large majolica vase measuring 26 x 12 x 9 in (66 x 30 x 23 cm) features brilliant enameled decorations depicting a cavalier, a gold lion rampant in coat of arms on reverse, plus foliate Louis XV style bronze mounts at rim and base. Signed F LAFON, likely after an original work by the noted French portraitist and genre painter, Francois Lafon (1846-?). Condition is very good. There is rubbing and oxidation to the bronze surfaces, consistent with age, scratches and nicks and some visible hairlines.