All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #501471 (stock #lbk763)
MAGNIFICENT Circa 1876 Slip Hand Painted Under-glaze Haviland Limoges style Glazed Pair of Cavalier Vases by F. LANDRY A. PARIS. This superb matched Pair of Vases measure 10 1/2" X 8 1/2" X 4". They are both supported upon 4 Legs and are Flattened on all sides. The Hand Painted UNDER GLAZE decoration is of Cavaliers with Brightly colored Hats and cloths and enhanced with TONS of Bright Shiny Original GOLD enamel work. There are some minor early restorations to glaze flakes on the feet and one near a top corner of one of the vases and one Glaze Flake on the edge of one of the Legs, but this type of time wear is expected on these soft Ceramic Vases, especially at the wonderful size that this pair are. The make the most wonderful statement in any well decorated room or on a Mantle. The base of one vase is impressed, F. LANDRY A. PARIS, while one vase is signed under-glaze Landry and the other vase is initialed F.L. (the slip painted initial have a little tail making it almost appear to be an E instead of F, but we know that the vases are done by the same hand so it must be an E. It is very possible that this pair of vases were created for the 1876 World Expo as the art work is superior to most any other slip under-glaze hand painted work of this time period.