Style Japonism, Chinoiserie / Ref.17702
"Dragon vases" Pair of Polychrome porcelain bronze-mounted vases
Width: 7'' ⅞ 20cm
Height: 17'' ⅜ 44cm
Depth: 7'' ⅞ 20cm
French bronze-mounted, chinese porcelain. 19th Century.
In very good condition.
Pair of chinese vase, gilt-decorated on a blue-ground with french bronze-mounted.
This kind of work of art were very fashionable in the 18th century. It was the 'marchands merciers' (type of artwork merchant). They created for their wealthiest clients extravagant ormulu-mounted chinese vase. The bronze enhanced the oriental porcelain.
Each vase is decorated with peony flowers, a red and a black dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl, symbol of immortality.
An high-relief Chi dragon is surrounding the neck.
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