Fine pair antique early 19th century French Empire Old Paris porcelain vases. Each decorated with a hand painted scene of Cupid along the sea shore in search of the heart perched atop a rocky coastline. One cupid is weighted down by an anchor; the other holds a bow and arrows. the painted panels enhanced by rich two-tone gilding. Each vase rising on a black slate base. Measure 7" tall x 3 1/2" across over swan neck handles.
Old collection label on the bottom of the slate base reads "Gift from Queen Charlotte" in script with more illegible text. Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was the wife of King George III. She served as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland from her wedding in 1761 until the union of the two kingdoms in 1801, after which she was queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until her death in 1818.
Good condition - hairline to one slate base - does not detract.
Pair Diminutive Early 19th century French Empire Old Paris Porcelain Vases or Urns Decorated with an Allegory of Lost Love Showing Cupid in Search of the Heart