This Sevres style coupe is magnificent. The very delicate and artistic work on the two painted panels is exquisite. It comes from Paris and dates from 1890-1900.
The rich and vibrant jade green gives the perfect background to the hand painted panels. The first panel depicts a pheasant and a songbird, in a beautifully tranquil and lush forest setting. Their colors are brilliant. There is a hand painted frame consisting of a wreath of fronds tied with a bow at the bottom.
The reverse side has very delicate and intricate bouquet of flowers. Roses, mums, pansies, bluebells, daisies, lilies and sunflowers are all painted with the utmost detailing. The colors are brilliant. Delicate leaves are interspersed between the flowers. The style has a painterly feel reminiscent of Dutch paintings.
There are two stylized handles which take the form of upward turned arabesques. Each handle is gilt accented as is the upper rim of the bowl. There is no mark but the style of the coupe is distinctly Sevres.
The coupe measures: 10 1/4" across (handle to handle) 3 3/4" tall and 3 1/4" deep inside. It is in excellent condition, with no visible chips or cracks. The colors remain bright and rich.
It is a spectacular example of fine French porcelain.
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