This is a French Limoges hard paste porcelain footed ewer, or pitcher, vase with a handle. The vase dates to the 19th century, circa 1891 to 1896. The maker is Martial Redon. The vase is hand painted and not signed by the artist.
The vase is 11 ¾" high to the top of the handle and 4 ¼" wide at the belly.
The shape is bulbous, resting on four curved feet, with an ornate looped handle. There is a raised leaf design in the whiteware of the blank, winding around the body of the vase and joining the bottom splits of the handle where it joins to the body. The inside of the mouth is gilded in gold as is the top of the ornate handle. One side of the handle has a green ground, the other side is gold.
The ground on the body of the vase shades from dark green to a pale green to a peach on the neck. The feet are a dark green. Purple and lavender violets with large green leaves are painted around the body of the vase, with stems trailing up the neck.
There are no nicks, chips, cracks or crazing. There is some wear to the gold on the top of curlicues and slightly on the edges of the handle and mouth rim.
The maker's mark is on the bottom and is MR followed by France.
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