Brilliantly colored porcelain painted by Narcisse Vivien whose work is often of birds and with a platinum ground. Late 19th century. French.

Pair of vases, the decoration with birds on flower branches. ca. 1875-1880. French. Porcelain. Maker’s marks: signed “NVIVIEN”: under the base of each vase. Image © 2020 Sotheby’s. Fair use license via https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/addiction-benjamin-steinitz/a-pair-of-paris-porcelain-vases-by-narcisse-vivien
Pair of porcelain platinum ground reticulated vases, each of cylindrical form flanked by ring handles. Finely painted with birds perched on flowering branches eying insects in flight, the rim pierced with alternating ovolo and a dot pattern. ca. 1878. French. Porcelain. Maker’s marks: Raised sunburst pad marks, both signed with an NV monogram for Narcisse Vivien. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-pair-of-paris-porcelain-platinum-ground-reticulated-5607615-details.aspx
Pair of oviform porcelain platinum ground pot-pourri vases and pierced covers, finely painted in the Japonisme taste with either cardinals or parakeets perched among flowering branches, the rims and finial enriched in black tracery. ca. 1880. Made in Paris, France. The painting likely by Narcisse Vivien. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-pair-of-paris-porcelain-platinum-ground-5426465-details.aspx

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