This is certainly a one of a kind Limoges vase - I've never seen this shape before. This is signed by the artist on the bottom who has painted the body of the vase in mauve pink and blue with delicate blue flowers accenting the vase. There is a scene of a young Nobleman & and Lady of Quality conversing, on one side and a curly haired maiden with ribbons in her hair on the other side - these scenes are transfer with hand painted accents. The rest of the vase is hand painted. The artist has also added copious amounts of raised paste gold scroll work to accent the border of both scenes and added detail on the sides. The handles, rim and bottom rim are all painted in gold. This is a very unusual and very appealing vase that has been part of my collection for many years.
The vase stands 4 1/2" tall and 3 1/4" across it's widest width.
It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or hairlines. There is a little wear to the lips of the curly haired maiden and a couple of breaks on the raised paste gold, which is not surprising with the age of this little beauty.
It is marked with Martial Redon mark 2, 1891-1896.