With its Neoclassical elements, this pair of French porcelain vases is in the style of Louis XVI. Crafted circa 1870, the stunning details of the swags are sharpened by the rich coloration of the hand-painted elements and gilding.
The upper section of the loutrophoros form vases have been gilded, matching the goblet shaped bases that rest on square black marble bases. Both vases are adorned with a pure white bisque floral swag that runs beneath a pair of volute foliate handles. The main bodies beneath have been painted a matte cream and embellished with faint gold fluting that has been filled with open roundels. There are also some painted blue motifs, such as a winged angel mascaron above a tasseled drapery, grape clusters, ribbons, and roundels, most of which are Neoclassical in nature.
Our pair of Louis XVI style gilt vases with bisque swags have vivid colors and intricate, minute details that are difficult to portray in photos. They would look amazing displayed on any table surface or in a vitrine or open-faced cabinet.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with some loss to the gilding and fleabites to the bisque swag. One vase has a slight lean to it. Light buildup to marble bases. Please see photos.