Beautiful antique scale blue and exotic birds pattern vase / canister hand painted in Rococo style panels embellished with gilding. It is signed on the underside with an under the glaze blue pseudo-Chinese square seal fret mark. This is a 19th Century piece by French porcelain manufacturer Edmé Samson et Cie. in the manner of early Worcester (18th Century) Dr. Wall period artifacts. We have seen similar pieces in the Museum of Royal Worcester as well as in an Antique Roadshow episode. It is not always easy to tell the difference between the two and the latter Samson pieces (hard paste porcelain) are often misidentified as the earlier Dr. Wall pieces (soft paste porcelain). Today, Samson porcelains have become antiques in themselves, are sought after by collectors and can command high prices in major international auction houses such as Christie's and Sotheby's. In very good used condition with minor imperfections as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: 5.5" tall (15 cm) approximately.