A Large Pair of Vienna Style Porcelain Vases
A Large Pair of Vienna Style Porcelain Ruby Ground Vases, Covers and Stands. Blue Beehive marks and each twice signed 'Wagner'. Each cover with pine...
DimensionsHeight: 87 cm (35 in)
Width: 30 cm (12 in)
Depth: 23 cm (10 in)
A Large Pair of Vienna Style Porcelain Ruby Ground Vases, Covers and Stands.
Blue Beehive marks and each twice signed ‘Wagner’.
Each cover with pine cone finial. The baluster shaped vases with loop handles with foliate and maiden mask terminals. Finely painted to one side with ‘La Coronacion de Josephina’ (The Coronation of Josephine) after Jacques-Louis David, and to the other vase with ‘Colunante la corte de Salamanca’ (Columbus at the Court of Salamanca) after Ricardo Balaca. The reverse of the vases painted with interior scenes of sixteenth century costumed figures titled ‘Un feliz matrimonio’ (A Happy Marriage) and ‘Las priemeros amores’ (The First Love). The titles are identified on the underside.
Austria, Circa 1880.
The painted scenes are titled in Spanish, perhaps indicating that these vases were made for export to Spain or Latin America. The subject of the coronation of Josephine, or more specifically The Coronation of Napoleon, is after the famous painting of 1804 by Jacques-Louis David, the official painter of Napoleon, depicting Napoleon crowing himself Emperor at Notre-Dame de Paris. The other vase is painted with the return of Columbus to Spain, more specifically after a painting of 1874 by Ricardo Balaca the full title of which is the Reception of Columbus on his Return from his First Voyage by their Catholic Majesties. The scenes are signed Wagner, which refers to the celebrated Wagner family of porcelain painters working from Graf-Starhemberg-Gasse in Vienna, who were particularly noted for their fine detail and historicist subjects.
Blue Beehive marks and each twice signed 'Wagner'.