Hand-painted in France in the 1800’s, this beautiful barbotine cylinder vase features a lovely display of paper thin flowers made from kaolin clay. These gros relief flowers are quite delicate and require steady hands and tremendous artistic ability to craft.
The oval vase has a variegated background, transitioning from black to pale green. The back side of the vase has a small yellow flower with a green stigma and the terminal end of a leafy stem. There is a much larger floral display on the opposite side, with several small pink flowers and leafy stems surrounding a large yellow rose, most likely a Toulouse Lautrec. A perfect decorative accessory for just about any room of the house, our 19th century barbotine cylinder vase could also be used to hold cut flowers.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with fleabites and minor losses to flowers. Light buildup to interior, commensurate to age and use.