French Empire Paris Porcelain Vase converted into a Lamp


A French Empire period porcelain vase. The vase is totally gilt with matte and burnished highlights. The twin handles each show a modeled classical female head and on the front of the vase is a painted classical scene. The scene depicts a Roman/Greek seated young warrior appealing to a young woman of noble cast with her attendant and son at hand. They are portrayed against a magical cliff and seascape. The vase was later converted into a lamp which has not been dismantled to determine if the porcelain vase is signed. A general description would be ‘Paris’ porcelain. The vase was made in the first quarter of the 19thC, ie 1815.

Dimensions: 32″ H to finial 6″ Square Base; Porcelain vase alone 16″ H

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