A Rare and Special Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Sèvres Style Napoleon Vase with Matching Pedestal
Item # CC1371
The vase pictured with the Coronation of the Empress Josephine by Napoleon before Pope Pius VII and the French Court, the back with a picturesque chateau and landscape scene. Raised gold designs all around the vase, the cover with an “N” and a crown, the neck with an eagle with spread wings, flanked by gilt bronze handles.
Signed by the artist J. Pascault and written Dupres David.
The large pedestal with a square onyx top above a columnar support painted with portrait of Empress Josephine surrounded by raised gilt designs, the back with an eagle with spread wings and a crown, raised on a stepped onyx base.
Signed by the artist Maglin Rochette.
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 – 39 inches / 99cm
Width – 16 inches / 41cm
Depth – 12 inches / 30cm
Height – 43 inches / 109cm
Width – 14 inches / 36cm
Depth – 14 inches / 36cm