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Gilded & Floral Snake Handle Vase

This is a really nice amphora shaped vase made by Meissen in the late 19th century. A very popular design with the snake handles on either side! It was first designed by Ernst August Leuteritz in 1861 and is still very popular today. The vase has a large hand painted scene to the front and back with a gilded foot and mid section as well as more gold trim abofe the main body and top rim. The snakes have a gold design to them that looks stunning! What makes the piece special is that it is an older version and the gilding is almost prestine with just some very minor wear to the very top edge. It displays perfectly! Often times this very gilded version has a lot of wear and it does not look good with the wear or they have damage or have been restored so to get aone in this superb condition is definitely a plus! The piece comes in two pieces that are connected with a screw which is normal. The vase is marked underneath with the under glaze blue crossed swords with the pronounced hilts mark as well as the usual impressed marks as shown. It is is 10.5 inches tall, 6.25 inches from handle to handle and 5 inches in diameter in the center. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $999
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