Pair of 19th C Samson Ormolu Famille Verte Chinese Export Style Vases
This Pair of 19th C Samson Ormolu Famille Verte Chinese Export Style Vases is decorated in one of the unique patterns not frequently seen on the market. While Samson was well known as a famed "copyist" of 18th Century Chinese export ware, the imitations were most commonly seen in armorial-type patterns. This pair is has the precious objects motif in different renditions on 2 panels and more of a famille rose type decor with flowers and butterflies on the other 2 panels. The lids have the same floral theme with added pomegranates. The finial appears to be a pineapple topped with a cherry blossom on a chrysanthemum base. The vases are simply beautiful.
The brass mounts show signs of age and wear with some areas of severe tarnish, scrapes and scratches. The vases have been cleaned and lightly polished to reveal the beauty, but require additional TLC to bring out the full potential. There are no hairlines or cracks, but there are some deep scratches on the interior of the lids that do not extend to the exterior and cannot be seen from the outside at all.
One vase is slightly larger than the other; however, each is approximately 13 inches tall and 7 inches wide. Please carefully review all pictures. The true colors are best captured in the photo with the black background and the close up photos. Additional pictures can be provided upon request.
The vases will be fully insured and subject to the requirements and restrictions of the insurance carrier as well as the published return policy. They will be professionally packed and shipped.