Large Antique French Porcelain Jardiniere, Matching Tray, Hand Painted Fruit & Flower Scenes,
An exceptional antique 19th century French Paris porcelaine footed jardinière with matching tray. Gorgeous serpentine shaping to the porcelain jardiniere or planter and tray. Having a blue colored ground further decorated with painted gold gilt accents throughout. The rim featuring a lovely decorative border, with red and black accents. Decorative handles and feet painted black with gold accents. Exquisitely hand painted with stunning vignettes surrounded by gold gilt trimming. Sumptuous arrays of fruit and flowers represent the bounty of spring and summer. Comprising of pink roses, magnolias, fuchsia flowers, small white and pink blossoms juxtaposed with delicious plums, peaches, red cherries and lifelike clusters of grapes. The scenes are precisely rendered with fascinating detail, dazzling the eye with their remarkable botanical accuracy and rich vibrant colors. Resting atop a large tray, centered by a medallion hand painted with interlaced initials A.D. in springtime flowers. A stunning piece, of a large size and impressive quality.
Jardiniere measures 16" length (including feet) x 9 1/4" width x 7 1/2" height.
Tray measures 17" length x 12" width x 1" height.
Unmarked, as is typical of old Paris porcelain. In very good condition, some wear to the gold and some small areas of rubbing, all commensurate with age. No chips, or cracks or damage to note. A small firing flaw on the bottom edge of the jardiniere, located at the 11 o'clock position in the picture showing the base. Some paint wear to the blue ground on the tray as shown.