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A Nice Pair of Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Cobalt Blue Sèvres Style Porcelain Vases

Item # CC1312


The vases are decorated with finely tooled gilt reserves on a deep blue ground; the wrap around painted scenes with courting couples inspired by the fete galante to the front and landscape scenes to the reverse. The necks and bases with fine gilt tooling of musical trophies and farming tools and are surmounted by spreading dome shaped covers surmounted by acorn finials. The vases are flanked by bronze handles and raised on conforming bases.

Signed by the artist E. Carelle.

In late 1739 – early 1740 the Sèvres Porcelain Factory opened in the Royal Château of Vincennes, Sixteen years later in 1756 the factory moved to the village of Sèvres located outside of Paris and in route to Louis XV’s Palace of Versailles where it became the preeminent porcelain manufacturer in Europe. When the company ran into financial difficulties, the King who had become an avid client bought out the shareholders and became the sole owner. The factory remained in the royal family until it was nationalized following the French Revolution.

The range of objects produced in the first half of the nineteenth century was enormous, as were the types of decoration that they employed. The Sèvres factory produced ninety-two new designs for vases. The factory is still in production today.

Height – 36 inches / 91cm
Width – 12 inches / 30cm
Depth – 9 inches / 23cm

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