This listing is for a pair of superb hand-painted 19th Century French faience vases with fine paintings of young women or girls on the front of each piece. Each rare portrait vase is unmarked, but they are attributed to Choisy-Le-Roi or Creil & Montereau. The exceptional portraits are exquisitely painted on the flat front sides with a mottled background painted in blue, grey, and bronze, which also covers the rest of the vases exteriors. The gilding on the background and on the portraits is meticulously executed. The girls clothing and jewelry are painted with thick impasto glazes in the Barbotine manner. Very dimensional and elegant. The molded ceramic bodies of the vases consist of a very fine-grained white faience stoneware (see photos of the bottoms). Both pieces are artist signed, but I cannot decipher the signatures. This style of Renaissance Revival painting looks very similar to French enamel plaques and vases from the latter part of the 19th Century. No chips, cracks, crazing, or repairs. A scratch to the surface on the side of one piece (see photographs). Each vase measures 11″H by 7″W. These stunning portrait vases will be museum quality additions to any collection of French faience, and will display beautifully with any Art Nouveau, Classical, Neoclassical, or French Provincial decor. The item “RARE French Faience Hand Painted Portrait Vases Choisy Le Roi Creil & Montereau” is in sale since Friday, January 29, 2021. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\French”. The seller is “collectibleconnexion” and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Philippines, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands.
- Featured Refinements: Faience Pottery
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France
- Style: Renaissance
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Object Type: Vase
- Color: Multi-Color