Presented for sale is a pair of 1820-30 English vases hand painted back and front with named landscapes. They are likely made by Samuel Alcock and have been fitted as lamps. The vases are painted in a royal blue background; the painted scenes surrounded by mustard colored vines with branchy handles highlighted in gilt. The scenes are all titled, one depicts the charming residence of Hannah More and her cottage, "Farley." The vases are raised on matching bolted pedestal bases and mounted on wooden platforms.
The paintings and rich contrasting colors represent all that we love about 19th century English china whose charm and artistry can never be surpassed. The vases are in good condition with professional restoration to the branch handles. There is also slight enamel fading mainly to the blue background to be expected after almost 200 years.
The lamps have been electrically restored by our lighting expert and fitted with new electrical components as well as recent designer silk shades.
Size: 26” Height.