Pair of French Porcelain Urns in the Sevres Style

fourth quarter 19th century, decorated with gilt-framed oval portraits of 18th-century French female courtiers, the sides mounted with faux ring pulls and ropes, the fluted bases with molded bellflowers, the covers with bronze cone-form knops, with spurious Sevres marks.
h. 15", dia. 6-1/4"

  • Provenance: Estate of Camille & Raymond Hankamer, Houston, Texas.
  • Condition: **Interesting lot with unusual decorative elements.
    Both interiors with substantial firing cracks, none of which appear to surface on the exterior.
    Scattered rubbing to gilt decor throughout.

    ONE: Loss to half of one upper ring. One portrait with now removed sticker residue. A tiny chip at one lower corner of the plinth base.
    OTHER: Small vertical restoration where one rope joins the urn and several losses to the gilt ring where the foot joins the urn.

    The well-executed and expressive portraits are fashioned as elements of a rope-supported band.
    The portrait "frames" all have some degree of surface irregularities/anomalies at their tops below the bound oak leaf clusters. These areas do not fluoresce and are not reflected on the interior.

    The covers are ill-fitting and are probably later replacements.

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