Antique French Porcelain Pitcher Hand Painted Empire Period, Circa 1815
Made in the Napoleonic period, this exquisite French porcelain pitcher was hand-painted in the Empire style. It boasts classical and rococo influences, with a bold purple square outlined in gold and elegant swags of acanthus* leaves, symbolizing immortality, painted in grisaille. The green enamel on the handle adds a touch of refinement. The gilding on the throat of the pitcher is exceptional, depicting a pair of golden hawks amidst vines. With meticulous attention to detail, the painting features an array of stunning colors, all expertly accented with gleaming gold gilding.
*Acanthus leaves symbolize immortality. In the Napoleonic period in France, acanthus refers to Napoleon’s immortality.
Dimensions: 9.25” tall x 7.25” deep x 5.75” diameter at the widest point