Opulently hand painted gold gilt all over a cobalt glazed porcelain bonbonniere is certainly a feast for the eyes! Also....not to be ignored....are the two allegorical panels on the lid. One is a pair of putti toying with a basket of fruit (perhaps the left one is "Cupid" with his bow?) The other side is musical in theme, with a pan flute, tambourine and recorder on a bed of grapes and roses.
Artist signed below and to the right of the putti. "Callot". The base of the bowl is marked with the hand painted Sevre mark and also stamped with the red mark of Chateau des Tuileries.
The lid and bowl are porcelain, also hand painted on the inside .
Gilded bronze 3-footed stand, gilt reticulated bronze band receiver for lid. Bronze band has two gilt bronze upright handles and lid has gilt bronze knop. Stand and receiver are unattached. Minor distortion to receiver, fits snugly.
No cracks or hairlines. Tiny flakes to foot of bowl where it is set into stand.
This is a large, impressive museum piece from Sevres, France. Dates to late 19th Century.
Bowl diameter 7 5/8" (19.4 cm) Handle to handle measures 9.25" (23.6 cm) Height 7.75" (19.8 cm)
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