Pair Emile Puiforcat Cartier Silver-Mounted Kutahya Bottle Vases Attributed to Samson
This pair of antique crackle glazed pottery bottle vases feature teal blue lobed cartouches in the Ottoman Kutahya style, parcel gilt decorations, and finely crafted silver mounts by Emile Puiforcat for Cartier.
Each 6.75 in tall. They exhibit elements of Persian Safavid style, particularly Kashan pottery, including their shape and cartouches with vertical gilt decorations. But possibly of Chinese Kangxi origin.
Condition of each is good. There are obvious wear losses to the gilding within and surrounding the cartouches and at the neck, all consistent with age. Each carries the Puiforcat hallmark used since 1857, plus the large French guarantee mark depicting the profile of Mercury in six-sided lozenge, indicating the silver is 950% pure and the pieces were produced for export. This mark was in use from 1878 through 1973.
( faience stering safavid persian )