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Pair of Late 19th Century Sevres Type French Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Lidded Baluster Urns

This pair of elongated baluster urns with inset pedestal feet, is decorated in the manner of Sevres, with cobalt blue bodies overlaid with ornate linear and foliate gilt. Panelled, dome-shaped lids, crowned with bronze finials are fitted into raised gilt collars surrounding the necks of the urns.

Pierced, scrollwork and foliate handles are fitted to the collars, on either side, and finish a third down the tapered bodies. The urns feature large trapezoidal hand-painted panel decoration of courting couples on the fronts and pastoral landscapes on the backs, lavishly framed in raised gilt.

The tapering, round, panelled, pedestal bases are decorated to match the lids, The urns are mounted to raised and chased, square, footed bronze plinths. The urns are signed by the artist on the front panels in the lower, right-hand corner “E. Froger.”

Further marks on the inside of the lids include; “France” hand applied in blue glaze, and a worn cadmium transfer mark of a circle, topped with a crown, “Chateau de Longsard,” inside the circle. The bronze bases are also stamped, “France.”

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