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A pair of Warsaw (Belvedere) faience vases
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A pair of Warsaw (Belvedere) faience vases

CIRCA 1775, SCRIPT IRON-RED VARSOVIE MARKS

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A pair of Warsaw (Belvedere) faience vases
Circa 1775, script iron-red Varsovie marks
After Chinese Kangxi period originals, of baluster form with broad flared necks, painted and gilt in the Imari palette with prunus trees with extending flowering branches on a blue and gilt cracked-ice- ground, a diagonal-dash-pattern border at the shoulders, key-pattern borders at the rims and footrims (minute wear to gilding, one vase with firing crack to base and small chip to footrim, the other with chip and small chip to footrim)
14 in. (35.4 cm.) and 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high (2)
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Lot Essay

In an attempt to emulate other European Royal porcelain concerns, a manufactory was established in the grounds of The Belvedere Palace in Warsaw by King Stanilas Augustus in 1770. The production of faience was more successfully achieved than that of porcelain, but was relatively short-lived as the factory closed in 1780. The wares were mostly based on the Chinese and Japanese porcelain of the early 18th Century in the Royal collections.

See Halina Chojnacka, 'Warsaw 18th Century Faience', National Museum of Warsaw catalogue (n.d.) no. 7 for a vase of the same form as the present lot, but with differing decoration.
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