Large-scale blue porcelain vases crafted by Gustave Asch in the late 19th century. Each vase is highlighted with cascading chestnut leaves and chestnuts in their bugs painted in gold on dark blue called "Bleu de Tours" background. The handles are entirely gilded. Marked in gold underneath with a small axe for Gustave Asch and "France" (partially erased).
Dim: W: 8,7 in - D: 8,7in - H: 23,8in.
Dim: L:22cm, P:22cm, H:60,5cm.
In overall very good condition, a vase with a very small chip on the base. The gilding is in a very good condition.
Frédéric Gustave Asch (1856-1911) was a French ceramist working in Sainte Radegonde, near Tours. In 1890, he deposited his famous mark featuring an ax. Gustave Asch was well-known especially for his "Bleu de Tours" - a dark blue enamel close to the "Sevres blue", as well as his "Empire green".
Bernard RICHARD, "Frédéric Gustave Asch (1856-1911) : son parcours de décorateur et de céramiste", in Les Dossiers de la Faience fine, n°34, juillet 2011 [available online : https://amisfaiencefine.fr/IMG/pdf/DFF_34_extraits.pdf].