Rare and Important Pair of Darté Frères Porcelain Campana Vases, circa 1820
H 26 in x W 13 in x D 7 in
H 66.04 cm x W 33.02 cm x D 17.78 cm
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A rare and important pair of Darté Frères Porcelain Campana vases, circa 1820. Each finely painted in the Renaissance-style on the front en grisaille with Bacchus seated beside a barrel overflowing with fruit or a Bacchante playfully feeding grapes to a putto on her lap beneath suspending rose garlands and flanked by foliate columns, and on the reverse with two satrys flanking a fountain and playing with snakes, all within elaborate decoration of stylized foliage, palmettes and neoclassical devices, one with printed factory mark Darté. Measure: 26″ high x 13″ wide. Some overall occasional minor wear to the enamels and gilding. Provenance Christie’s New York, October 30, 1993, lot 111 Literature Régine de Plinval de Guillebon, Faïence et Porcelaine de Paris, XVIIIe – XIXe Siècles, p. 348, fig. 332.