Posted 2 years ago
Sometimes you have to go back and reread information you were aware of, and this is one such topic. With Antique decorative pieces, I can say styles were often in a revival mode, 200 years later for instance.
From WIKI: The Rococo Revival style emerged in Second Empire France and then was adapted in England. Revival of the rococo style was seen all throughout Europe during the 19th century within a variety of artistic modes and expression including decorative objects of art, paintings, art prints, furniture, and interior design. In much of Europe and particularly in France, the original rococo was regarded as a national style, and to many, its reemergence recalled national tradition. Rococo revival epitomized grandeur and luxury in European style and was another expression of 19th century romanticism and the growing interest and fascination with natural landscape.
During the later half of the nineteenth century, Rococo Revival was also fashionable in American furniture and interior design. John Henry Belter was considered the most prominent figure of rococo revival furniture making. Revival of the rococo style was not restricted to a specific time period or place, but occurred in several waves throughout the 19th century.
It applies here for Sevres as an important long standing manufacture of quality porcelain.The late 19th in France shows a preference for metal ormoulu stands, rim covers and handles. You see it with glass vases, Asian and French cloisonne and champleve enamel pieces, and ceramics of various types.
Seems even if the overall piece was a revival of one kind or another: Etruscan, Renaissance, Rococo, Egyptian, Neo- Classic, etc. The movements were influenced and mixed with the current trends as well in some instances.
First 2 images are late 19th Sevres commissioned Dutch faience blanks by Petrus Regout, painted by the artist Paul L'Ernie, in his Paris studio. You can see the same decor was applied to my oval bowl and the pair of ormoulu painted decorated faience vases.
Third image is of a page in the Hosch catalog of 1906, with their elaborate glass centerpieces mounted on metal stands.
Fourth I mage is a USA catalog page showing fancy ewers, in a combinattion of ornate metal and porcelain or painted glass bodies. This is very familiar to me as my grandmother had a pair of these, she gave to my mother, and my mother gave to me.
I also have to rely on links for this post as I do not have enough examples to show here.
This is an interesting site and informative texts about the history of Sevres.
Other European countries followed suit. The Hosch catalog of Bohemian glass items in 1906, is a great example of having metal elements adorning every piece of glass, especially as stands.