Ginori Italian 19th Century Medici White, Blue and Gold Porcelain Vase with Coat of Arms
This truly exceptional and rare antique early 19th Century Ginori two handles hand painted ceramic vase is inspired by those that the Medici, Florence's ruling family during the Renaissance, used to put in their homes, gardens and courtyards. The white porcelain background is richly decorated in the round with royal blue and 24 Karat parcel gilt details throughout. A large, completely gilded band decorates the upper and lower part of the vase that features two white and gold fluted handles each with two gold men’s masks finals that join the body of the vase. Two multicolored coats of arms of a noble Italian family featuring an armor with red, rose, green and yellow feathersand a rampant lion are painted at the very center among the gold painted foliage both framed by an oval gilt band. The gilding on this stunning Neoclassical centerpiece is dazzling and embellishes the entire vase’s body with foliate motifs and floral patterns. The glazed royal blue band emphasizes the mirror like quality of the gold. The vase rests on a circular formed stem resting on a square plinth base. Excellent antique condition, with no chips, cracks, or restoration to the porcelain body. Only minor light wear to the gilding band on the base. Marked on the bottom with the original Ginori gold asterisk used from 1780 to 1850, this mark was introduced by Carlo Leopoldo Ginori. Measures: Height 39 cm, Diameter 30 cm
Place of origin:
39H x 30W x 30D 30DI
15,35H x 11,81W x 11,81D 11,81DI
Creator / Artist:
Excellent; Excellent antique condition, with no chips, cracks, or restoration to the porcelain body. Only minor light wear to the gilding band on the base.
Galleria Antonio Esposito_Vaso Ginori