Exquisite Hand Painted Antique French Porcelain Art Vase, painted by a highly skilled and master artist. The execution of the roses on this vase is exceptional, this piece is worthy of a special place of honor in any collection. Limoges background is painted in shades of green, blue, lavender purple, golden yellow, cream and pink, with the colors deepening and becoming richer at the bottom. Victorian pink roses in bloom, each one lovely and intoxicating, have branches & leaves that bring contrast and variegated colors for even more texture.
Painted with the utmost delicacy, you can almost smell the intense fragrance. This type of vase was often used in the late 1800's on the top of a piano to display fern fronds, perhaps with a single rose.
The vase is in excellent condition, the colors are vibrant, clear, and quite dramatic. There is the craquelure one would expect of a piece of this age, and a small rough area around the mouth rim. Unmarked, as so many of these 19th century pieces often were.
- Measures: 7-1/4 x 3-1/4" high.