Fireplace decoration with bathing scenes Manufacture Haviland-Limoges
Exquisite white biscuit and polychrome porcelain fireplace ornament on an azure blue background with gilded strips.
Composed of five elements: a clock, two candlesticks and a large pair of vases decorated with painted bathing scenes and, on the reverse side, Neptune and a nymph.
The clock, in a beautiful shape, is composed of two nymphs framing enamelled Roman numerals. It supports a fountain pouring water, overhung by two seated cherubs playing with a goose. Base with a section depicting a bathing scene.
Includes a couple of elegant figures in white biscuit porcelain, dressed in 18th century outfits, each embracing a flared cornet of light. Vibrant porcelain base with polychrome decoration supporting a fruit basket.
Two large vases with flared necks and polychrome decoration. One is decorated with a naiad feeding fruit to a duck. The second in the guise of Neptune feeding fish to a heron.
Work produced by the manufacture Haviland-Limoges.
Napoleon III period.
Clock: Height: 53 cm – Width: 57 cm
Vases: Height: 53 cm – Width: 37 cm
Light bearers: Height: 43 cm