A cherub is one of the unearthly beings who directly attend to God, according to Abrahamic religions. The numerous depictions of cherubim assign to them many different roles, such as protecting the entrance of the Garden of Eden.
This beautiful Art Nouveau vase, circa 1930, is decorated a delightful transfer of two darling cherubs. The decoration on this vase is called mixtion as it incorporates the use of a transfer design along with portions of hand painting. The two cherub figures are a transfer which has been enhanced with enamel highlights. The delicate rose blossoms and foliage around the neck of the vase and beautiful gold trim is hand painted. The piece measures 5 1/4" in height, 4" across the widest portion and 1 7/8" across the base. The porcelain blank is unmarked except of a number "2". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.
Art Nouveau Porcelain Vase w/Cherubs & Floral Motif