French pate-sur-pate decorated porcelain vase with gilt bronze ormolu mounts c1880. The decoration is neo-classical in style with beautifully executed front and back panels using the pate-sur-pate technique on a celedon ground. 38.5cm high. Signed with incised monogram to the base (unknown) and pattern number.
In the pate-sur-pate technique the design is created on an unfired, unglazed porcelain body by painting layers of white slip (liquid clay) to obtain a relief decoration. The finished effect is somewhat similar to other types of decoration (such as Jasperware) however with the pate-sur-pate technique a mould is not used, so the artist is able to create much more delicate designs using levels of translucency. The technique was developed at the Serves factory in France c1850 and perfected by one of their leading artists, Marc-Louis Solon. Pate-sur-pate became typical of porcelain from the Limoges region of France.
French Pate-Sur-Pate Vase with Ormolu Mounts c1880
This vase would have originally been part of a lamp (with ormolu base and cap) however remains a beautifully decorative item in its own right. The vase is in good overall condition. There is a small dint to the collar and very small surface 'fleabites' (both shown). Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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