My Old Paris vases have arrived from auction. They are 19 inches tall and weigh 25 pounds, so I was anxious to say the least to have them arrive safely. I can't give enough praise to the auction company and to Niketa at the UPS store in Austin for making sure they got to me in perfect condition!
Here is the description from the catalog at Austin Auction Gallery in Texas:
"(pair) Old Paris porcelain parcel gilt hand-painted vases, having rams head handles and floral swags framing figural compositions of Rococo courtship, pale blue side verso, overall wear to gilt, repair at one base, 19"h, 10.5"w, 25lbs "
The rams' heads have lost some of their gold from years of being dusted. Exactly as they should be.
Happy young lovers...
...sitting under trees in a garden.