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Circa 1880 Very Rare Pair of Signed and Hand-Painted Limoges Pate-sur-Pate Vases
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An exceptionally rare pair of Pate-sur Pate Vases beautifully decorated, each in exquisite detail using a slip decorated cameo process on a beautiful Sevres blue ground each incised, Limoges B. Madeline, a French artist that worked at Limoges Circa 1880.
Decorated in white on a beautiful Sevres Blue the artist used panels of exquisite diaphanous maidens, birds and animals, the bases decorated with a wide band of fish and trailing vines with a skill that was unmatched.. an incredibly beautiful art form from the 1880's.
The art of Pate-sur-Pate which began in China in the 1400's is an elaborate and very expensive style of decoration in which successive coats of a porcellaneous slip are applied to a contrasting body, to create a cameo-like effect...low relief design.
This technique was later introduced first in France, at Sevres and later by the artists' at Limoges, as Limoges served as a "Branch of Sevres" by order of the King of France in 1784.
Pate-sur-Pate has always been expensive to produce and therefore extremely rare. It took artisans great skill and time to execute pieces of this incredible beauty..thus very few were made, so to have found this exquisite pair is astonishing, they are in mint condition.
Size; 12 1/2 " H
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