Pair Davenport porcelain vases and covers, c. 1875.
An exceptionally fine and rare pair of Davenport porcelain vases and covers, c. 1875. The Sevres style decorated vases, painted with large oval beaded gilt panels, containing scenes of a ruined monastery, and a ruined castle, in English rural landscapes. The reverses painted with a cottage, and a river scene. All on a cobalt blue ground, elaborately gilded with insects flying amongst flowering plants.
Both vases with large gilt handles, and set upon circular pedestal feet, with a continuous moulded and gilded leaf motif, within a beaded rim. The necks moulded with acanthus leaves, edged in gilt. Surmounted by domed covers, with large gilt teardrop finials.
Printed iron red factory marks to both bases.
Height: 37 cm, 14 1/2”.
Width: 17 cm, 6 5/8”.
Depth: 13.5 cm, 5 1/4”.
Condition: Excellent condition. No damage. No restoration.