Description: Paris porcelain, also known as Vieux Paris was created in and around the city of Paris, by over 30 different factories and hundreds of artisans, from the mid-1700s through the end of the Second Empire. Styles vary from neo-classical to rococo revival, Gothic to Renaissance revival. This colorful, reticulated, boat-shaped center bowl, is also extensively gilded, which is common with this porcelain. It is in the neo-classical style. Early 19th c. The pedestal bowl consists of three parts which are assembled by the attachment of a screw.
Condition: Good. Rubbing to the gilding is fairly extensive due to the factory application method for the gilding, as well as age and handling. The assembly screw shows rust.
Dimensions: 10 1/2 inches high x 14 inches wide.
Weight: 3 pounds, 4 ounces.
Old Paris porcelain reticulated center bowl--19th c.