H 22 cm
Meissen, 2 potpourri vases based on animals and foliage in relief, 19th century.
Shown are a pair of beautiful polychrome porcelain potpourri lidded vases made by the world-famous manufacturer of Meissen, Dresden, Sax. On an oval flat base is a very varied relief decor in various enamel colors of animals (2 ducks, a dog), surrounded by a green colored terrace, modulated with several petals. This pedestal extends into a vertical round shaft with a relief decoration of flowering branches. From there rises a baluster-shaped ornamental vase with milky white glaze that is polychrome painted with floral elements with gilding. Inside there is room for fragrant leaves. At the top fits a dome-shaped perforated lid with a basket-shaped relief pattern. At the top we see a stem with a leaf overlaid. At the bottom both vases are marked in underglaze cobalt blue with the crossed swords. The model number 864 is also carved into the base and the shape number 1000 is pressed. Both these vases date from the 19th century, perhaps around 1850.
Condition: partial loss of some leaves, otherwise perfect.