This is a pair of German porcelain cornucopia horn vases and quite majestic in their display appearance. The date is the end of the 19th century, circa 1890.
I don't know the maker. Both vases are marked on the underside with blue crossed swords; however the vases are not Meissen. There were many porcelain makers who used this mark, most in Germany, but some in England and France, and I am going to make the call that the vases are from a German factory.
The vases are 8 ¼" high, 6 7/8" wide at the mouth, and 6 ¼" by 4 ½" at the base.
The base has curled extensions around the edge. The ground is yellow with gold trim. The rest of the base is a gray ground. On top of the base is a swan with a curled neck and a head resting on the breast. The tail feathers curve around the bottom of the horn. The ground on the swan is yellow with gold trim. The horn has a gray ground with a medallion of a hand painted nosegay of flowers against a white glaze and surrounded with lines of gold trim. The hand painted flowers are on each side of the horn; the flowers are not a transfer pattern. There are pink roses, blue morning glories and other blossoms. The inside of the vases are glazed white with a gold design around the interior rim. The underside of each vase is glazed white.
There are no chips, nicks or crazing. The bottoms show age wear and discoloration.
Item ID: RL-506
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