Pair of French Bronze Mounted Barbotine Vases, Montigny Sur Loing Circa 1860

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$2,200.00

Pair of French Bronze Mounted Barbotine Vases, Montigny Sur Loing Circa 1860

SKU: 422-10 Category: Tag:

$2,200.00

Description

Hand-painted in the French commune, Montigny-sur-Loing, circa 1860, this lovely pair of bronze mounted barbotine vases are signed on the underside. Barbotine is a ceramic slurry (a mixture of clay and water) used in France to decorate pottery.

Each vase has a deep blue background with floral displays painted on top. The vibrant flowers, which range from white with yellow to pink, are full of life, replete with green leaves. At the top of each vase is a bronze crown, comprised of pierced geometric patterns and adorned with trefoil leaves and Vitruvian scrolls. Foliate margent ears rise above the vase opening, embellished with dolphin heads and flowers. The margents run down the sides of the vases, leading to tripartite bases, also consisting of open geometric elements with Vitruvian scrolls and trefoils. All three feet are formed from grotesque mascarons incised with scrolls and sinuous motifs.

These French bronze mounted barbotine vases can be used to hold long stemmed flower arrangements. They would also make stunning accessories if placed on a console table or mantel.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with buildup to interior commensurate with age and use. The bronze base of one vase has been professionally restored. Fleabites and light rubs to bronze mounts and to painted areas.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Circa 1860

Dimensions

H - 13 1/4, W - 7 1/4, D - 5

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Description

Hand-painted in the French commune, Montigny-sur-Loing, circa 1860, this lovely pair of bronze mounted barbotine vases are signed on the underside. Barbotine is a ceramic slurry (a mixture of clay and water) used in France to decorate pottery.

Each vase has a deep blue background with floral displays painted on top. The vibrant flowers, which range from white with yellow to pink, are full of life, replete with green leaves. At the top of each vase is a bronze crown, comprised of pierced geometric patterns and adorned with trefoil leaves and Vitruvian scrolls. Foliate margent ears rise above the vase opening, embellished with dolphin heads and flowers. The margents run down the sides of the vases, leading to tripartite bases, also consisting of open geometric elements with Vitruvian scrolls and trefoils. All three feet are formed from grotesque mascarons incised with scrolls and sinuous motifs.

These French bronze mounted barbotine vases can be used to hold long stemmed flower arrangements. They would also make stunning accessories if placed on a console table or mantel.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with buildup to interior commensurate with age and use. The bronze base of one vase has been professionally restored. Fleabites and light rubs to bronze mounts and to painted areas.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Circa 1860

Dimensions

H - 13 1/4, W - 7 1/4, D - 5

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