Late 19th century Art Nouveau cylindrical vase. The brown and red speckles create a dynamic pattern that is complemented by the gold umbelliferous plants. Attributed to Ernest Léveillé (1841-1913).
Dim: W: 5,3 in - D: 5,3in - H: 11,8in.
Dim: L:13,5cm, P:13,5cm, H:30cm.
In overall good condition, with light wear to the gilding on the top and bottom edge, and some chips to the glass.
Ernest-Baptiste Léveillé (1841-1913), also known as Ernest Léveillé, was a porcelain and crystal manufacturer, active in the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. He is best known for his porcelain, but he also made Japanese vases, "bamboo" vases, ovoid and cylindrical vases decorated with plants...
Founder of the Léveillé house in 1869 at 74 boulevard Haussmann in Paris, Léveillé acquired in 1885 the house E. Rousseau, a porcelain and crystal manufacturer, and operated the business from 1886 to 1890 under the name "Maison Rousseau et Léveillé réunies".
Léveillé created the models and had them executed and engraved. His cracked and engraved vases earned him a gold medal. When Eugène Rousseau died in 1890, the company became "E. Léveillé". In 1899, the store was moved to 140 Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. In 1902, Ernest Léveillé joined Toy, a porcelain and crystal manufacturer, under the name "Maisons Toy et Leveillé réunies". The establishment was then located at 10 rue de la Paix in Paris.