Presented for sale is a lovely Paris porcelain urn-shaped vase from the early Art Nouveau period painted in the Oriental taste. The vase is decorated in a lilac "cristalline" glaze; front and foremost is the image of a Geisha serving tea walking over a bridge. The vase is further embellished with raised gilt impasto work and a pierced base with elephant head handles.
The painting is signed by Charles Labarre who was a artist living in Paris in the 19th century. In addition to painting porcelain for the Sevres factory, he lent his considerable talents to the English firm of Royal Doulton. In 1893, he painted two of the now famous Dante Vases that were displayed at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Charles Noke modeled the four vases for Lambeth and Burslem of Royal Doulton. The lamp also showcases the new "Cristalline Glazes" that became all the rage during the Art Nouveau period in Paris. The glazes imbued porcelain with a glass like quality to the surface.
The urn has been fitted for a lamp and is in excellent condition. The painting is amazing in its detail, and the lilac glazed ground makes a stunning backdrop. The lamp is fitted with a new designer silk shade.
Size: 35" Height (top of filigree finial).