Australian Floral Vases
Australian Floral Vases
Australian Floral Vases
Australian Floral Vases
Australian Floral Vases
Australian Floral Vases
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Australian Floral Vases

c1900-1914. Pair of Limoges porcelain hand-painted, clover-shaped vases, each initialled “J.” in porcelain and stamped “B&Co., Limoges, France” at base, one initialled “V.L.W.” twice, on base and vase centre, 30.7 x 12.7 x 13.5cm (approx. each). Minor paint chips to both gilded bases.

These vases were initially porcelain blanks made by French company Bernardaud & Co., manufacturers of Limoges since 1863. The vases are decorated with Australian flowers: golden wattle, flowering gum, NSW waratah, and epacris or native heath. The vases were likely painted by a female china painter of the Australian Arts and Crafts Movement. During the 19th and early 20th centuries china painting became popular as a “leisure activity with women of the newly-prosperous middle-class and as a source of livelihood for indigent gentlewomen.” Ref: Australian Arts Pottery 1900-1950, 2004, p9; Wiki.

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Item #CL194-88

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  Other currencies

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