These large vases are usually referred to by their intended use and market, as alter vases. Rare to find them still with their matching 2nd, the full pair together like this pair. Some might suggest these are Harrach, Bohemian, but while that would be nice, I do think they are as I bought them in France, as French and the thick impasto enamel work and style is consistent with LeGras. They have the original "11." signature on bottoms, not that you'd wonder if they were the original matching pair when you see them together, and the complimenting enamels. Large bulbous, mouth-blown, slightly different in measurement but not enough. They're 11" tall, 5" in diameter on the widest point. Measurements in full are noted on photos.
Very good to excellent condition, Napoleon III era (c.1850-70s), and not a single nip, chip, hairline, nothing by way of flaw to note. The depth of the enamel is superb, as is the delicate detail of the birds and stems. A simple back decoration, the pair would have been filled with large bouquets ahead of Mass, at flanking positions on the alter.
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