This is a pair of Limoges or Paris hard paste porcelain vases. Each vase is hand painted and signed on the front by the artist, Luc. The date is circa 1900, before the artist worked for the Limoges company of Borgfeldt.
The vases are 6 7/8" tall and 3 ½" wide.
Each vase has a figural scene hand painted by the artist. The back of the vase is blue ground. Ormolu is around the top and bottom and the metal has a design of flowers. Around the paintings is an application of gold trim, and this trim does show some wear.
The vase on the left shows cherubs or infants, or cherubim as the one on the right has wings. The vase on the right shows a young courting couple on a picnic, with the young man playing a flute.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing. The interior of the vases show some staining on the white glaze from use, and there are a few glaze marks due to the firing process.
The bottom of each vase shows a green overglaze decorating mark of an "S" inside a parenthesis followed by the word France. I don't know if this decorating studio was in Limoges or Paris, typically one or the other.
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