Pair Of Vase Holding Columns Wood Italy Mid 19th Century

Code: ANMOAL0080052

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Pair Of Vase Holding Columns Wood Italy Mid 19th Century

Code: ANMOAL0080052

not available

Pair Of Vase Holding Columns Wood Italy Mid 19th Century


Style:  Chinoiserie (1600-1800)

Age:  19th Century / 1801 - 1900

Origin:  Italy


Pair of wooden vase holding columns, entirely lacquered in chinoiserie style. Shaped, the base has a tall painted plinth with red and black chequered reserves. On the four uprights, there are small tiles with a busy outline, they are decorated with floral motifs of oriental taste in the middle. On the four main sides there are bigger reserves, the middle ones are painted with oriental scenes: exotic plants with colourful birds, landscapes with pagodas, where aristocrats live, and palanquins carried by servants. On the top part, there is a small shaped and ebonized shelf.

Product Condition:
Fair condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Any damage or loss is displayed as completely as possible in the pictures. Product with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lawful Origin.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 109,5
Diameter: 35,5

With certificate of authenticity

Certificate issued by:  Enrico Sala, expert

Additional Information

Notes historical bibliographic

Chinoiserie objects and ornamental motifs established themselves throughout Europe in the eighteenth century, although they also spread widely during the following century. In a cultural moment generally characterized by a particular attention towards everything that was exotic, the revival of oriental art became a recurring factor. Therefore, objects and furnishings with wavy and shaped shapes spread, decorated taking up the technique of Chinese lacquering, with motifs that reproduce idealized images and scenes and considered representative of oriental culture.

Style: Chinoiserie (1600-1800)

The term Chinoiserie (Chinoiserie) derives from French and refers to a period of European art, starting from the seventeenth century, in which there was a considerable influence of Chinese art, also in the wake of a growing interest that Europe had developed for anything exotic in general.
This period was characterized by the use of imaginative images of an imaginary China, by asymmetry in formats and capricious contrasts of scale and by attempts to imitate Chinese porcelain as well as by the use of materials similar to lacquer.
Chinoiserie entered the European repertoire in the second half of the 17th century, when the work of Athanasius Kircher had a great influence on the study of Orientalism.
The popularity of chinoiserie reached its peak in the mid-18th century, when they were assimilated into the Rococo by the works of François Boucher.
They then declined when they appeared, in the eyes of Europeans, antithetical to neoclassicism.
They expressed themselves entirely in the decorative arts while their expression in architecture was entirely realized in the field of capricious "follies" (constructions carried out exclusively for decorative purposes, but whose shape suggests another purpose).
On the other hand, the important transformations that the Chinese models carried out, in the 18th century, on the style of furniture of the early Georgian period and in the naturalistic style of the landscape of the English gardens, were not considered chinoiserie. Find out more about oriental influences in the history of the arts with our insights:
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Age: 19th Century / 1801 - 1900

19th Century / 1801 - 1900
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