Pair of 19th Century French Hand Painted Porcelain Vases Signed Longchamp
These elegant and colorful antique vases were created in Longchamp, Burgundy, circa 1890, round in shape with high sloping shoulders and body tapered towards the base, each tall ceramic vessel features hand painted bird and foliage motifs in the blue, green and white palette. The five birds in high relief are perched on branches decorated with green leaves. The Napoleon III barbotine vases are in excellent condition with rich patinated colors and embellished with gilt accents. The vases are signed Longchamp on the bottom. Longchamp is a small village in Burgundy between Dijon and Dole; the ceramic manufacture baring the name started in 1832 under the influence of Claude Phal-Matiron. In 1868, Marcel and Robert Charbonnier bought the factory from Phal-Blando who then operated a tile and a small pottery. From 1878, the Charbonnier brothers turned to production, modern at the time, fine and white ceramic called “iron clay”. In 1912, Gaetan Moisand, Robert Charbonnier’s son in law, took over the company. Measures: 9.5″ diameter 16″ height.
|Dimensions||9.5" W x 9.5" D x 16" H|