I am delighted to offer for your consideration an exquisite tall Limoges trumpet shaped vase bearing the Lanternier Factory underglaze mark 4 (circa 1891). It also bears the overglaze decorating mark of the Limoges Art Porcelain Co. This mark is pictured on page 399 of the Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, by Mary Frank Gaston and the text references this as being very fine decorating. Further research leads me to believe that this was an overglaze decorating mark of a studio located in Ohio that existed in the late 1800/early 1900's. This beauty is also signed by the artist M. Riory.
The vase stands 14" tall and sits on a slightly flared base 7" in diameter. The gently turned out mouth rim is encrusted with gold gild and measures 5.5" in diameter. The background porcelain is a wonderful medley of several shades of green mixed with small bursts of orange and tan. With the back drop as the perfect canvas, the artist hand paints magnificent multi tiered roses in various hues of pinks, reds, and white. These lovely blooms have raised embellished detailing with the largest of the pink roses have white edged petals and undersides. The white rose has the faintest tinge of lilac to its outer petals and its center is a deep raspberry. Each rose is a vision of sheer loveliness with shadows creating depth and raised brush strokes adding texture. The cluster of roses are scattered around the vase and cover almost every inch with a magical floral scene. Surrounding the flowers are tufts of marvelous variegated foliage softly cushioning them.
The vase is in excellent condition. I see no loss of paint. I see no scratches or scuffs. I can find no chips, flea bites, cracks, hairlines or spiders.
This is an incredible hand painted Limoges vase that would add beauty to any collection.
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