This pair of porcelain covered vases was produced in France by a Paris porcelain manufacturer around 1850. There is no specific manufacturer's mark but there are incised numbers on the bottoms of the vases. They are 13 1/2 inches high and 8 inches across the handles. These vases were produced in the Sevres style. The ground color is celeste blue which is so desirable. The lids are pierced so that the vases may be used for potpourri. There is a reserve on each vase with exquisitely hand painted Watteau scenes depicting lovers in gardens. These scenes are framed with intricately hand painted cartouches of flowers and ornaments. The backs of the vases have fancy gilded ornaments on them. This gilding has a matte finish in two tones of gold. High gloss gilding in used to accent the rims, handles and pedestal feet on each vase. Finding a matched pair, with their lids, is nearly impossible. There is minor wear to the gilding on a couple of areas. The handle on one vase has a minor repair near the bottom. Considering the beauty and rarity of these vases, these imperfections are relatively insignificant.