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A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES STYLE DRUM-SHAPED VASES AND COVERS
A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES STYLE DRUM-SHAPED VASES AND COVERS

SPURIOUS SEVRES MARKS, SCRIPT E AND M MARKS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES STYLE DRUM-SHAPED VASES AND COVERS
SPURIOUS SEVRES MARKS, SCRIPT E AND M MARKS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Each with domed covers, painted with raised-gilt cartouches of pink peony, the vases flanked by upright scroll-bracket handles suspending hop-vine swags, terminating with satyr-masks, the tapering necks painted with panels of figures playing instruments within Chinoiserie landscapes, the reverse painted with huts before a river, within shaped oval raised-gilt cartouches painted with peony and iron-red feathers within C-scrolls and shaped green-diaper-pattern panels, the mid-section painted with groups of figures fishing before a hut, playing instruments, the reverse with similar landscape vignettes, within raised-gilt and scroll shaped rectangular cartouches, on socles decorated with lesser landscape vingettes, the canted square ormolu bases moulded with garlands and panels of hanging pendant flowerheads
23¾ in. (60.5 cm.) high (4)

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The Chinoiserie figures and scenes found on the body and neck of these vases are particularly unusual, while assimilating the eighteenth century decorative tradition of the exotic, they remain novel in their nineteenth century interpretation.
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