Exquisite large pair of crater vases, Schoelcher Paris
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Impressive pair of ‘Medici’ or Crater vases with stunning hunting still lifes on one side and colorfull flower bouquets on the other side. The gilt handle end with heads of beared man. The piédouche and the top are gilted. Great condition.
Dim: H 40,5 cm – Base: 15cm x 15cm
Marked for the prestigious manufactory of Schoelcher in Paris, circa 1828-1834.
Lit.: In 1789, Marc Schoelcher, dealer in Faience and porcelain in Rue de la Monnaie in Paris, buys out the prestigious manufactory of le Comte d’Artois, based on rue du faubourg Saint-Denis. Close to the Locré family, Marc knows his way around porcelain making. In 1806, the year of his divorce, he opened another store, boulevard des Italiens, which will be active until 1834. His son Victor, will work with him before becoming a politician. At the Paris Exhibition in 1819, Schoelcher wins a silver medal for porcelain pieces “as beautiful as those of Sèvres”. Schoelcher porcelain is always of high quality.