I have for your consideration an enormous Limoges vase bearing the Tressemann & Vogt underglaze factory mark 7 (circa 1892) and signed by the artist A. Carpenter.
This vase is huge and heavy, and measures 17.5" tall. The background porcelain is a creamy off white with splashes of greens, pinks, and blues with an occasional pop of orangey gold. Against this palette, the artist has executed very large raspberry pink roses, some of which almost border on shades of red. The roses have multi-tiered petals that incorporate several hues of pinks and reds, with dark centers and lighter curled edges. The roses that seem to spill upside down towards the base of the vase show their undersides in the palest of baby pink. Connecting the roses that swirl and tumble around each other are thick long stems, a purplish red in color, displaying large prickly thorns. Adding a refreshing touch of green, brown, and grayish blue are large green leaves that surround each bloom. The top of the vase has a heavy dose of gold gild which outlines the top edge of the floral decor up to and including the inside rim of the mouth area.
What a wonderful hand painted piece of art work! This is large enough to grab your attention and would be a fantastic stand alone display item or as a pizazz factor among other hand painted treasures equal in stature. The vase is in excellent condition, but for exceptionally minor wear around the gold gild on the mouth rim. Otherwise, the colors are vibrant and crisp. There are no flakes or flea bites. There are no chips, cracks, hairlines or spiders.
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