Pair Japonisme Style Gilt Bronze Champleve and Cloisonne Vases
This beautiful pair of gilt bronze vases, each 4.5 x 7.5 x 2 in (11.4 x 19 x 5 cm) date from the 1880s and feature exceptional champleve and cloisonne enamel decorations in the Japonisme fashion.
Apparently unmarked, and possibly by Edouard Lievre (1828-1886), likely produced by Barbedienne or L'esscalier de Cirstal of Paris. Lievre was an artist, painter and designer of furniture and decorative art in metal, ceramic and glass, known for his Oriental designs, influenced by Japanese and Chinese designs. His cupboard in the Japonism style was auctioned in London by Bonhams on December 12, 2008, for over two million British pounds, a world record at the time for nineteenth century european furniture.
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