Magnificent Antique Victorian Era French Sevres quality Parian Bisque Cherub / Putti Wine Theme Figural Jardinière. Impressed "6" to bottom. C. 1850-1890
This is a finely executed large Victorian era Parian Bisque Figural Jardiniere of Sevres quality and in excellent condition. Fabulous modeling, very crisp and finely detailed presentation of two frolicking Cherubs or Putti with grapes in their hair around a beautiful grape & leaf highlighted wine basket.
If you are already familiar with "Parian" then you know In the mid-nineteenth century, the "Parian phenomenon" was credited with imbuing the nude with commercial appeal, which was quite a feat in the straitlaced world of the Victorians. The highly vitrified figures were called Parian because they bore an uncanny resemblance to the pristine white marble quarried from the island of Paros in antiquity. The picturesque nudes represented in Parian resonated with the Victorian middle class' admiration for ancient Greek sculpture, which deified the human form, and with their fascination with the provocative heathen gods of old. The Great Exhibition of 1851 launched Parian into the world. The period of roughly 1860 – 1890 was a strong period for Parian art. Minton, Copeland, Worcester, Wedgwood, Coalport, Robinson & Leadbeater, Bates Brown-Westhead Moore & Co, Ridgeway and others were making Parian in the 1850s. Not all pieces - as is the case here - were signed.
An extremely rare opportunity to purchase this large heirloom art piece incorporating Cherubs and the "Wine" theme from the Victorian era. This wonderful planter or Jardinière measures a large 13 inches in length and over 9 inches in width. This will make a wonderful visual display regardless of where you choose to locate her.
This item is a long term private estate piece and it is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks or repairs. We would recommend a good cleaning – if so desired by the buyer – however we have left this stunning art piece just as purchased for the overall antique character and preservation.
A serious Parian Collector piece of excellent quality. Height: 11 inches Width: 3 inches Depth: 3 inches Weight: Approximately 4.25 lbs packaged: Condition – Excellent - No Chips - No Cracks - No Firing Lines - No Damage Observed. Only very minor age soiling indicators commensurable with age.
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