Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435

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Pair of antique French arabesque enamel vases for Turkish export

$ 9,500
  • Description
    Pair of antique French arabesque enamel vases for Turkish export
    French, Late 19th Century
    Height 20cm, diameter 6cm

    These two unusual vases are beautifully crafted from polychrome enamelled bodies, with parcel gilt and arabesque detailing. This elaborate design highlights their Islamic Ottoman influence, as they were produced in France for export to the Turkish market in the late 19th Century.

    Supported by a circular waisted base, the vases have two spherical sections and a long slender neck, culminating in a flared rim. The lower, larger, spherical sections feature turquoise blue enamel grounds, scrolling silver arabesque decorations and parcel gilt borders. The upper, smaller sections are red with gilt scrolling. The other sections include elements of the blue, red and parcel gilt detailing, on a dark ground.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Enamel, gilt.
    Creation Date: Late 19th Century
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 16207
    Incollect Reference #: 700870
  • Dimensions
    H. 7.87 in; Diam. 2.36 in;
    H. 20 cm; Diam. 6 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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