Antique French Sevres style hand painted porcelain lidded urn vase with gilt bronze mounts. The main body features a lovely dandelion yellow or «jaune jonquille» ground. To the front is a stunning hand painted portrait depicting a courting couple in a pastoral setting. Of superb quality, done in minute brushstrokes of bright and vivid colors.
Set to the reverse is a colorful vignette of various flowers on a white ground. The scenes are framed by gold gilt patterned friezes and scrolling foliate. A hand painted floral garland encircles the lid, featuring flowers of a variety of hues and types surrounded by gilt painted trim and tracery. Topped by a bronze finial in the form of a stylized artichoke.
The lid opens to reveal a metal interior surrounded by bronze gardrooned edge rim. Flanked by a pair of figural handles, in the form of opposing grinning Satyr or Pan with ram's horns outspread and curled. Finally, the piece rests atop a pedestal base decorated with neoclassical motifs and stylized foliage. Marked under the lid with a blue interlaced L's, letter B within and letter S below.
In very good antique condition with no chips or cracks to the urn, some general wear to the bronze mounts. The lid reglued and worth restoring, as shown.
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