Pair of Neoclassical Portrait Vases
A pair of early 19th-century French porcelain vases with exquisite execution of classical portraits. Each vase features an outstanding portrait of a single figure on the front and back. The artist has represented something of each person’s character. The figures are painted in grisaille framed in gold.
The portraits are set against a beautiful blue ground with delicate purple neoclassical designs. Decorated with acanthus leaves and stylized Greek keys, the gilding on the vases is outstanding. It is the combination of these elements which makes the vases so exceptional.
Dimensions: H 11.75 in. x Dm 7.25 in.