Hand painted French vase. Item 4025.
This unusually shaped vase or flower bowl is unmarked, but probably French. The decoration has been most delicately painted in grey on a pale pink ground. On the front are three cherubs holding doves and on each end is a bearded face nestling in feathers. On the reverse is a monogram- M P- surrounded by flowers, foliage and two doves. The piece rests on four dark grey and gilt feet. It stands 182mm high, is 362mm long and 162mm wide. It is in very good condition, with only some light crazing. C1880.