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Antique Limoges Porcelain Large Pate-sur-Pate Vase by Artist Leroux c1915 (Code 2385)

  • £74500


Description

A large early 20th century Limoges pate-sur-pate porcelain vase.  It has two beautiful panels of diaphanous nymphs, in one panel they are frolicking in an outdoor setting.  In the other they are playing instruments accompanied by a male seated figure with a lyre and a swan at his feet.  The panels are signed by the artist Leroux who worked for Limoges in the early 20th century. 

The vase dates around 1910-20 and has the lingering style of the Art Nouveau merging into the Art Deco being a transitional piece.  It is apparently unmarked, but the style is undoubtedly Limoges and the artist Leroux is catalogued as producing pate-sur-pate for this factory.  

This is a very large item for the pate-sur-pate method, the multiple firings required produced a high failure rate, and the larger the item the more likely it was to crack in the kiln during a firing.  To assist with this it was made in three parts, the main body, the lid and the base.  The base is connected to the body by a threaded rod and wingnut as typical for this period.  It is large enough to make a feature piece and the gilded rams head masks and knop enhance the style.

 

Condition

Very good for period, slight gilt wear in places.  A fine and beautiful piece. Please excuse the white reflections in the images, it has a high gloss finish and reflected the studio lights quite significantly.


Measurements (Approx)

Height: 44 cm ( 17 3/8 inch ) including lid

Width: 19 cm ( 7 1/2 inch )

Weight: 2210 grams (before packing)


Stock Code:  2385 NV20-3

 

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