074. Antique Pair Hand Decorated Meissen Dresden Vases Urns Still Life Flowers Gilt

Fine Pair of Hand Painted German Hard Paste Dresden Porcelain Tall Flaring Trumpet Mantle or Desk Vases, late Nineteenth early Twentieth Century. 

Each with a spiral body rising from a circular spreading gilt base to a flaring rim. The entire areas exquisitely hand painted allover in colours depicting Still Life of Summer Flowers and Old-Fashioned Roses  

Condition: Good condition, no wear to gilding, no losses to porcelain. Base marks on both, see image. Back and front views are similar. 

Height: 11” (28cm). Diameter: (top rim) 3.25” (8.25cm). Diameter: (base) 4.25” 10.5cm).  

Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

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Meissen Porcelain, also called Dresden Porcelain. German hard-paste porcelain produced at the Meissen factory, near Dresden in Germany from 1710 until the present day. It was the first successfully produced true porcelain in Europe and dominated the style of European porcelain manufactured until about 1756, after which the leadership ultimately passed to French Sevres Porcelain. The secret of true porcelain, similar to that produced in China, was discovered about 1707 by Johann Friedrich Bottger an alchemist, and Ehrenfried Walter von Tschirnhaus, a physicist, whose research into porcelain had earlier produced a stoneware that is the hardest known substance of its kind. The earliest porcelain was smoky in tone and not highly translucent, but improvements to it were subsequently made.