each tall vase adorned with 3 reserves depicting various outdoor scenes all between perimeter
bands of running wild animals in a thick forest setting; overall good condition with some
chips and wear.
height-30 1/2" diameter-11"
late 19th century
signed on bottom 'Giovanni Mollica'; in 1842, Giovanni founded his ceramic workshop in Naples, Italy. His sons Ciro, Achille and Alexander took over the family business, continuing it until the end of the 19th century; excellent condition with only minor overall wear to surface; a truly spectacular piece
each gracefully-shaped urn reminiscent of classical antiquity with graceful neck above a tapering body flanked by mask handles; all over a wooden base; good antique condition with overall patination; one base with minor fracture