* I am adding to this listing as its owner just unscrewed the pedestal base and found the marks. The oval cartouche stamp looks like it may have a bridge, there is an M in a circle, a series of numbers and initials which look like E.B. in gold. We found E.B. in the same script in a book of pottery marks; says that mark was circulated in Paris, France 1800 so the vase might be a bit earlier than thought. Although I have done some research, I have not come up with the factory of the stamp as of yet.
This is an amazing very large French majolica jardiniere or centerpiece from Ts from circa 1840's. The cherubs are bronze doré and absolutely charming with such sweet faces, one playing a lute, the other a mandolin. The majolica is absolutely spectacular with so many different motifs of shells and flowers and graceful birds, parrots perhaps, in cartouche. The colors are incomparable in soft french blues and pinks, other various pastels and eggplant, a strong turquoise and of course the sensational lustrous deep pink on the inside of the bowl. The deep scalloping around rim is so beautiful. Please look at the pictures carefully as there is so much to see; hopefully they will suffice for a lengthy discussion. The condition is I should say antique perfect and definitely museum quality. There are no cracks or chips. Of course there is aging on the doré bronze as is appropriate for the age. The dimensions are as follow: 18" wide, 17" tall, 9" deep. How sensational will this piece look in the center of your table or in the foyer. This piece will be triple boxed, at least. Please ask any questions for more clarification. Serious offers will be entertained.
Item ID: 0001604
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