FINE NEOCLASSICAL BACCHANALIA ORMOLU MOUNTED BISQUE JASPERWARE VASE
Signed “B.W.” and “A.”, ca. late 19th century
Item # 608PXK29Q
A very finely detailed work in two tones of porcelain, an egg white and very pale teal, the vase is a distinctly Neoclassical scene of cherubs in the clouds under bountiful garlands of the harvest: fruits and vegetables among furls of ribbon. These are flanked by large Bacchus masks on either side under greek-key handles with ormolu garlands. The interior a deep and accomodating bronze vessel that was previously used for floral displays. It rests over an acanthus and laurel leaf plinth and rests on a gilt bronze footing. This would be an incredibly powerful piece to transform into a lamp, a somewhat acceptable alteration in light of the missing lid. Large and most striking, this finely detailed piece is a gorgeous strikepoint piece for the classical interior.
Measurements: 23 1/2” H x 12” W x approx. 10” D
Missing lid, one bronze knob for garland, wings of swan and several plinth beads. Some cracking in relief and discoloration to gilding. Other discolorations/blemishes.