This lovely matching Jugendstil pair of Austrian porcelain twin handled vases are decorated with matching landscape scenes, a left and a right, likely by the renowned Turn Teplitz factory run by Riessner, Stellmacher & Kessel and dating from around 1890-1900. One shows a woman watching a sailboat on a lake and the other shows a man reading under some trees. They measure 6.5" high by 3.5" across the handles by 3.25" in diameter. These finely made porcelain vases stand on narrow round pedestal bases with narrow stems, which give rise to a generous form, with a narrowing neck and flared opening with a rolled rim. Each vase is hand decorated in brushed gold/gilding and soft brown tones over a creamy ivory underglaze peeking through on the high points and accentuating the overall design. The pedestal bases, rims and handles are gilded. The vases are impressed with the sequential shape numbers 2120 and 2121, and one is impressed with a crown mark, along with a '54' and red lettering that appears to read 143/a. This beautiful matched set of vases is in near original condition with the exception of a tiny glaze nick on the base edge of one vase, that has acquired a great patina, blending into the original finish, detected by touch more than visually noted. This set makes a wonderfully old world presentation.
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