Two porcelain vases intricately decorated with chestnut branches and chestnuts in their bugle in gold on "bleu de Tours" background. The motif covering the neck and the belly of each vase, is typical of the Art Nouveau decorations of the French ceramist Frédéric Gustave Asch (1856-1911). Active towards the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, Asch is particularly known for his "bleu de Tours", a dark blue enamel close to the famous "bleu de Sèvres". In his workshops in Tours, he made enameled "bleu de Tours" ceramic vases, highlighted with delicate gold naturalistic motifs, including chestnut branches. Our vases are marked underneath "France" and have the small axe for Gustave Asch. One of them is numbered "105".
The "Bleu de Tours" is a midnight blue very similar to the "bleu-de-four" of Limoges porcelain or the "bleu de Sèvres" by the Sèvres factory.
Two heights: 53.5 cm and 55 cm.
Dim: W: 5,9 in - D: 5,9in - H: 21,7in.
Dim: L:15cm, P:15cm, H:55cm.
Overall in very good condition, with minimal wear to the gold, on the collar. A vase with small chips at the edge and base.