Here is a lovely pair of hard paste porcelain Old Paris vases and hand painted on a beautiful blank. The date is the 19th century, circa 1860.
The vases are 12 ¾" high, 6 ¾" long and 3 ½" wide.
The artist scenes are painted entirely on the front of each vase. The scene on the left, a boy is leaning on a cane and talking earnestly to a young barefoot girl. There are trees, foliage, a blue sky and a pink rose bush climbing up the left side. The children are in period dress. On the right vase, a young boy is holding a garden rake and talking with a young girl in a pink dress. Again, there are trees, foliage, a blue sky and a pink rose bush climbing up the right side. Old Paris pieces were rarely signed by the artist, and these pieces are also not signed.
The blank is beautiful, with white glazed feet that merge onto the vases with pointed leaves, and trimmed in gold. The side handles are also glazed and match the feet.
The ground is pink. The mouths are trimmed in gold with some wear to the gold around the rim.
The bottoms of the vases are in a V shape, versus the typical interior well, and the bottoms are unglazed. The lack of glaze also goes down parts of the insides of the legs. The lack of glazing is not a repair or restoration, but merely how the vases were made.
The insides of the vases are partially glazed and partially unglazed, and there is a lot of estate dirt that is difficult to get out due to age.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
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