Neoclassical Vieux Paris Porcelain Vase with Greek Figures
This is a stunning antique Paris porcelain vase. This piece is fashioned after ancient Greek pottery and depicts lovers dancing to live music. The vase is in the classical amphora shape. The amphora shape has been dates back to the neolithic period. With its two vertical handles it was ideal for transporting goods such as oil. This beautiful vase made of Paris porcelain. Paris porcelain, or “Old Paris”, is highly prized and sought after. Paris porcelain refers to the various manufacturers that were based in the city of Paris from the mid 1700s through 1870. Paris porcelain was rarely marked. The Paris porcelain manufacturers believed their job was only to decorate the pieces. This vase is painted entirely by hand using overglaze so that the white of the porcelain remained intact. The line work and details are stunning. There is a repeating Greek key pattern towards the opening of the vase. The design elements of the vase are repeated in the folds of the fabric on the male lover’s clothing. This piece dates from 1810. Given the time period in which it was made, it was very rare to create a piece that stayed with color palate of old Greek amphora. Because of this, this vase is a truly neoclassical piece. This piece is approximately 14 inches tall. There are some minor flea bites, which is to be expected with the age of this piece, but they are not noticeable. This rare vase is something special and deserves to be showcased!
SEAT HEIGHT: 14 in
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