The Bourdoir and Bloch factory was founded around 1820 and specialised in producing fine quality porcelain in the style of famous 18th century factories.
These vases are in the style of Sevres porcelain pieces dating from c1770, with painted scenes after oil paintings by the French court painter Antoinne Watteau.
They are beautifully decorated and feature four painted panels surrounded by painted floral sprays covering the body, foot and covers.
The panels are signed: Labbe. The handles are green & gilt.
– The vases are in excellent condition
– No chips, cracks or crazing
– Gilding is in excellent condition
– Each vase has a painted mark to the base
– Blue crown and interlinked characters
– For Bourdoir & Bloch
Size & Weight:
– Each Vase Stands: 48cm tall (19″)
– On 14cm square bases
– With 25cm wide handles (10″)
– 11cm diameter rims
– Unpacked Weight: 7.5 kilos
Jean-Antoine Watteau (Oct. 10, 1684 — July 18, 1721), was a French court painter who typified the lyrically charming and graceful style of the Rococo.
He spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement, as seen in the tradition of Correggio and Rubens.
Much of his work reflects the influence of the Commedia Dell’Arte and the Opéra ballet (e.g., The French Comedy, 1716).