Late 19th century, Chinese; polychrome enameled porcelain with gilt accents; scalloped rim; the neck with applied guardian lions; shoulder with salamanders; alternating reserves of court scenes, the figures with gold in their hair; and reserves with floras, birds and butterflies; mounted on later wooden bases. Approx. h. of each, 35.5" to the finial; body, 19.625". Provenance: From the Private Collection of The Cawley Family.
Crack to one wooden base; the other with dents and visible seems; some loss of enamel; wear commensurate with age and use.