Our pick of the best antique vases includes some of the most exquisite French, Chinese and Japanese pieces in antique porcelain, glass, and enamel.
This beautiful vase is a superb work of decorative art that was crafted in the 19th Century in Bohemia, a long celebrated centre of luxury glass production.
This superb vase, crafted from cobalt blue porcelain in the style of Sèvres, features exquisite parcel gilding and finely painted genre and landscape scenes.
This beautiful Sèvres style porcelain vase is set with superbly wrought ormolu mounts and delicately painted with charming scenes of courtly love.
Pair of gilt and patinated bronze cassolettes by Dasson | By Dasson, Henry (French, 1825-1896) | French | Late 19th Century. More details online at mayfairgallery.com
This superb Sèvres style porcelain vase is adorned with a continuous painting depicting Napoleon in the midst of his famous victory at Austerlitz.
This charming pair of petit Rococo Revival vases features superbly painted and gilt porcelain bodies appended with brilliantly wrought ormolu mounts.
These vases and pedestals are the result of a unique collaboration between three of the most prestigious French makers of the 19th Century: Barbedienne, Sévin, and Popelin.
This beautiful pair of vases, which features bodies decorated with vernis Martin and mounts of silver-gilt, is a charming example of 19th Century French decorative art.
Pair of important KPM porcelain vases of royal provenance | By KPM, Konigliche Porzellan-Manufaktur (German, founded 1763) | German | c. 1850. More details online at mayfairgallery.com
This striking jardinière, wrought from Chinese cloisonné enamel and French ormolu mounts, is a superb example of eclecticism in French decorative art.
This beautiful pair of French opaline—or coloured—glass vases features delicate parcel gilding and superbly executed painted portraits of young maidens.
This stunning pair of Neoclassical style vases, taking the form of Greek calyx kraters, are crafted from brilliant white bisque porcelain and glistening gilt bronze.
This truly grand pair of ormolu mounted lapis lazuli Neoclassical style vases demonstrates the very best of 20th Century French craftsmanship.
Finely crafted from parcel gilt porcelain, each green-ground bottle in this charming pair features a delicately painted genre scene typical of the celebrated Jacob Petit.
Pair of Baccarat opaline glass vases | By Baccarat (French, founded 1764) | French | 19th Century. More details online at mayfairgallery.com
Beautifully crafted from the superb combination of gilt and patinated bronze, this pair of ewer-form vases is decorated with emblems of fruitful abundance.