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Pair Hoechst Faience Vases

This is a very rare treat. A pair of faience vases or possibly spittoons made by Hoechst in the mid 18th century. I could not find another example so far but the style fits in with this period and what they made. I am going to try to contact Dr. Reber to see what he thinks. They have the right flowers, the feet fit as does the wear. If they truly are by them they would likely a one of a kind that has survived which is spectacular. Each piece has a nice shape to it with a wide flared top painted with a purple striped design, a bulbous body with an amazing scene to one side including a couple in a landscape surrounding with the rest of the piece having two flower arrangements as well as some smaller flowers and even a little bug. Each sits on four feet that are hand painted nicely. A bit of a gold trim to the top edge. It's a pretty early shape and would date around 1760 and they are of superb quality! The vases are both in great condition with a good amount of wear to the top rim from age which is to be expected as well as on the feet as shown. A couple of missed glaze spots from when they were made and some crack type lines in the glaze of one piece though this is also from when they were made. They are not exactly the same shape and height but that is to be expected. A truly amazing set and if they are by Hochst a must have for any collector. Both are marked with the blue wheel mark with the ring around it. A rare mark but it does exist. No other marks which seems a bit unusual as these often have artist marks, etc. They are 4.25 / 4.125 inches tall and about 4 inches in diameter. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $2999
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