LARGE ANTIQUE FRENCH PORCELAIN JARDINIERE HAND PAINTED ROMANTIC SCENE DATED 1906
A fine antique French porcelain, Paris Porcelaine, jardinière, signed & dated. Exquisitely hand painted, the front bears a romantic portrait of an embracing couple in a long-prowed boat helmed by a cherub or Eros, the tranquil scene set in a majestic lake with swans nearby. The scene is quite charming and finely executed in minute detail, using tiny crosshatching brushstrokes of various bright colors and incorporating a sgraffito technique for accenting. With a floral boutique to the reverse. Gold painted accents to the rim, base and handles. Signed P. Tournier and dated June 13th 1903. Impressed markings to the base, including numbers 2218. In very good condition with no chips or cracks, and no wear to the painted decoration. Measures an impressive 14" in length from handle to handle x 7 1/2" at it's widest x about 6" in height.