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Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

A maker of exemplary European ceramics for hundreds of years, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres has produced porcelain of the highest quality since 1740.

The factory enjoyed royal patronage from its earliest days, and its most prominent patrons in the late 1700s — King Louis XV of France and his mistress, Madame de Pompadour — commissioned some of the period’s most elegant and striking pieces (only the truly wealthy could afford porcelain at this time). The company was originally established in Vincennes but was moved at the request of Madame de Pompadour, in 1756, to Sèvres, near Versailles, so that its operations would be closer to her château.

Sèvres became a mighty and much-revered factory working under a special grant from King Louis XV — the company’s owner as of 1759 and whose abundance of orders for special state gifts put financial strain on the company. Madame de Pompadour is said to have commissioned Sèvres to create an entire indoor garden of porcelain botanicals, for example.

While Sèvres gained a sterling reputation for its soft-paste porcelain wares, the company was late in entering into the production of hard-paste porcelain.

Hard-paste porcelain is the most common type of Chinese porcelain, then a widely exported and profitable product that was not made in Europe until the 18th century. The resources at Sèvres were largely relegated to meeting the demands of Louis XV, and secondly, it did not acquire the secret formula for hard-paste porcelain until 1761. Until it obtained the coveted secrets behind hard-paste porcelain from a chemist named Pierre-Antoine Hannong — and, years later, gained access to the elusive raw materials to make hard-paste porcelain — Sèvres produced soft-paste porcelain for decades that was widely celebrated but is comparatively a far weaker type as opposed to the hard-paste productions of the company’s rival, Meissen, in Saxony, the first to produce true porcelain outside of Asia.

The artisans at Sèvres applied the rarest and most difficult-to-produce colors to their decorative objects and dinner services. One such color, the bright bleu de roi, became the manufacturer’s signature shade and is found on many of their objects. Sèvres also experimented with rarely glazed or unglazed works that bore no decoration at all — bisque porcelain, French for “biscuit,” refers to unadorned white porcelain sculptures made at Sèvres that resemble white marble after being kiln-fired.

Sèvres marks were applied over the glaze or rendered with cuts by a sharp tool — authentic Sèvres porcelain is most commonly marked with two interlaced Ls that are painted in blue and enclose a third letter. Painters and potters were tasked with affixing marks to record their role in the creation of a particular piece, and as a lot of these artisans’ names are recorded in archival factory materials — and there is also much to be learned at the Sèvres museum — it’s likely that you can accurately identify your Sèvres piece.

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Creator: Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Pair of Sevres Hand Painted Turquoise Porcelain Lidded Urns
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a pair of Sevres hand painted porcelain turquoise lidded urns. Both of them are depicting in the front a sea shore fishermen scenes. In one, a group of fishermen are preparing a sailboat and in the other one, they are pulling the net. The back are adorned with some gilt fishing tools and baskets with foliages. Both scenes are golden framed with scrolls of acanthus and flowers beside them. Gilt white concave long oval shaped rings alternated with gilt foliages and shamrocks decorate the necks of the urns. The same pattern are repeated in the lids, but no white color in the center. The bell shaped lids ended with pinecones finials. A mix of scrolls and Greek keys serve as handles. The round bases are also decorated with gilt foliages. The Sevres hallmark appears in the lids and below the bases. One of the urn’s painting...
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Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Pair of Iridescent Sèvres Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Covered Vases, 19th Century.
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Iridescent Sèvres Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Covered Vases, 19th Century. A pair of iridescent Sèvres porcelain and gilt bronze covered vases with gold highlights, gilt bronz...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pair of Large Antiques French Ormolu-Mounted & Painted Pair of Sèvres Porcelain
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of large 19th century French Sevres ormolu-mounted and painted vases. Each in baluster form with large ormolu mounts. The body finely painted depicting a typical landscape....
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Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

White and blue Vase in porcelain of Sèvres
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Beautiful porcelaine vase with blue birds Designed in 1947 Signed with stamps This is a rare piece from the most prestigious porcelain firm in the world.
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1940s French Vintage Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Sevres Amphora with Champleve Enamel
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sevres amphora with Champleve enamel Material Porcelain and hand-painted enamel Origin France Circa 1900 Neoclassical style perfect condition.
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Early 1900s French Neoclassical Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu Bronze Clock with Sèvres Porcelain
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
A fine quality Louis XVI style bronze ormolu mantel clock. The case is made of gilt brass and bronze ormolu casted ornaments, Roman numerals in white enameled cartouches. On top of t...
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1880s French Louis XVI Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Ormolu

Antique Paul Jean Millet Sèvres Ceramic Box Polychrome Blue Green Glaze
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Munich, DE
This fine Sèvres ceramic box is marked PM Sèvres for Paul Jean Milet. It has been glazed in the most marvellous colours reminiscent of a Monet's water lillies.
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1910s French Art Nouveau Vintage Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Sèvres Porcelain Box and Chest, 19th Century.
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Sèvres porcelain box and chest, 19th century. A Sèvres porcelain box, richly decorated with 3 paintings on the belt and one on the top, enhanced with gold, Napoleon III period, 19th...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

French Ormolu Mounted Pink Sevres Lidded Vase, 1775
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Lisbon, PT
A beautiful antique decorative pink porcelain Sèvres urn with a hand-painted background of a guitar musician and his lady. A Serenata scene. In the back a lake scene with a castle. ...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

19th Century French Ormolu Mounted Pink Sevres Lidded Vase
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Lisbon, PT
A beautiful antique decorative pink porcelain Sèvres urn with a hand-painted background of a lovers scene. In the back there is a scene of a bouquet of flowers. Mounted Bacchus/ Dionysus bronze...
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19th Century French Rococo Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Important Monumental Sèvres-Style Cobalt & Ormolu Porcelain Urns
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in New York, NY
This impressive pair of monumental antique porcelain vases is a testament to the opulence of French craftsmanship in the style reminiscent of Sèvres porcelain, dating back to around ...
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19th Century Austrian Rococo Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

IMPORTANT CUT-OUT BOX, SÈVRES 18th Century
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Madrid, ES
IMPORTANT CUT-OUT BOX, SÈVRES 18th Century Sèvres. Polychrome and gold decoration with reserves with landscape and figures. Rims and clasp in relief bronz...
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Mid-18th Century French Baroque Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

BEAUTIFUL PERFUMER Sevres end 18th Century
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Madrid, ES
BEAUTIFUL PERFUMER Sevres 18th Century In French Sévres porcelain, with a gilded bronze mount, polychrome and gilded decoration with a gallant landscape s...
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Late 18th Century French Rococo Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

19th Century Napoleon III Sèvres Porcelain and Bronze Centerpiece
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
An exquisite 19th century Napoleon III compote, or centrepiece, in delicate Sèvres porcelain and gilt bronze. Designed to grab all the attention as the decorative focal point on a di...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Oxblood Vase with Bronze Snail Mount by Manufacture Nationale Sevres
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Chicago, US
The Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, established in 1756, had fallen on hard times by the late 19th century, with critics accusing the factory of a lack of creativity and imagination...
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1890s French Art Nouveau Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Art Nouveau Porcelain Vase by Taxile Doat for Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Taxile Doat
Located in Chicago, US
The Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, established in 1756, had fallen on hard times by the late 19th century, with critics accusing the factory of a lack of creativity and imagination...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Large Ormolu Mounted Porcelain Vase By Manufature Nationale Sèvres, 19th Century
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Lisbon, PT
A cobalt blue porcelain mounted ormolu vase from Sèvres with gilded bronze stands, decorated with Rococo gold enamel florals and polychrome floral swirls, gallant decoration in the c...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pair of 19th Century French Blue Porcelain and Gilt Bronze Sèvres Urns Vases
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a mantel or a console with this important pair of porcelain and bronze Sèvres urns. Created in Paris, France, circa 1870, each impressive vase sits on a square bronze base w...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pair of 19th Century French Sevres Gilt Metal and Painted Porcelain Covered Urns
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Dallas, TX
Decorate a mantel or a console with this elegant pair of porcelain and gilt metal Sèvres urns. Created in Paris, France, circa 1880, each colorful vase sits on a round gilt base deco...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Metal

Pair of Large Antique Sevres Porcelain And Bronze Urns
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in New York, NY
important Pair of Sevres porcelain urns, each featuring a porcelain body and foot mounted on a gilt bronze base and adorned with gilt bronze, foliage form trimmings and handles. Each...
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19th Century Austrian Rococo Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

19th Century Clock in Gilt Bronze with a Porcelain Plate from Sévres
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in NICE, FR
We present you with this stunning mantel clock, designed in the Louis XVI style and originating from the Napoleon III period. It is crafted from gilded bronze and notably adorned wit...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Blue vase from the Sevres Manufacture
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Paris, FR
Very large coloquinte vase from the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres. Hard porcelain with gold decoration of water lily leaves and butterflies on a shaded midnight-blue ground. Neck and heel highlighted with a gilded listel border. Green triangular stamp dated 1902. The coloquinte vase is a reference to its original shape, inspired by the vegetables of the cucurbit family, which are not edible but often used as decorative gourds.
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Early 1900s French Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Paul Milet for Sevres Red Flambe Ormolu Mounted Neoclassical Vase
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Paul Milet for Sevres Red Flambe Ormolu Mounted Neoclassical Vase Designed by Paul Milet (1870-1950) Executed by Sevres Porcelain A beautiful Paul Milet for Sevres red flambe ormo...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

Sevres Style Porcelain Lidded Candy Dish or Jewelry Box
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Miami, FL
A fine quality porcelain lidded candy dish or jewelry box inspired in the manner of 19th Century Sevres designs. This fine quality and beautiful por...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Pair Of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Sèvres Porcelain & Ormolu Candelabras
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An impressive and large scale pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Sèvres Porcelain and Ormolu candelabras. The richly decorated pair of seven arm candelabras are supported by f...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

Art Deco Sevres vase attrib Ruhlmann Lalique Haviland France porcelain Decoeur
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Fantastic Art Deco vase in gilt decor over rich turquoise ground. Form designed by Emile Decoeur (1876-1953) Decoration possibly designed by Suzanne Lalique-Haviland or Emile-Jacques...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Sèvres Style Parcel-Gilt Porcelain Jardinière
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
A late 19th century Sèvres style parcel-gilt porcelain jardinière. It is located in Sevres, Hauts-de-Seine, France. It is the continuation of Vincennes porcelain, founded in 1740, wh...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Sèvres Porcelain Box, Napoleon III Period, 19th Century.
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
" Sèvres porcelain box, Napoleon III period, 19th century. " Sèvres porcelain box, signed, gilt bronze mounting, rich decorations inside and out, Napoleon III period, 19th century. ...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Sévres Porcelain And Ormolu Annular Clock
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. Sévres porcelain and Ormolu annular clock. The clock is raised by a square Ormolu base with a Coeur de Rai border des...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

Centerpiece Psychee and Cupidon Statue in Sevres biscuit, 1890s, France
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in LA FERTÉ-SOUS-JOUARRE, FR
Discover the timeless elegance and symbolism of the Sèvres biscuit group featuring Psyche and Eros. This delicate work of art captures a mythical moment of love, sacrifice, and divin...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Sèvres Porcelain Cup and Gilt Bronze Mount, Napoleon III.
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Sèvres Porcelain Cup and Gilt Bronze Mount, Napoleon III. 19th century Sèvres porcelain bowl and gilt bronze mounting, Napoleon III period. h: 17cm, l: 37cm, p: 30cm
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pair Of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Sèvres Porcelain & Ormolu Lidded Urns
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A charming pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Sèvres Porcelain and Ormolu lidded urns. The pair of urns are raised on square Ormolu bases supported by topie shaped feet. The e...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

Ormolu Sèvres Porcelain Bronze Candelabra François Boucher, 18th Century
By François Boucher, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Lisbon, PT
A very rare Ormolu Sèvres Porcelain Gilt Bronze Candlesticks Candelabra with a hand painted scene by François Boucher. ‘P . F . Boucher’ original mark o...
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18th Century French Neoclassical Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Ormolu

Very Rare French Sevres Faux Bois Flower-Pot & Underplate, Signed Sevres Marks
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in New York, NY
An Exceedingly Rare 19th Century French Sevres Faux Bois Flower-Pot and Underplate, Signed with Sevres Marks. This stunning piece features a beautiful rounded rich handcrafted faux ...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Sevres france porcelain Art Deco cobalt blue and gold signed 1930.
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Rio De Janeiro, RJ
Incredible SEVRES france Art Deco porcelain cobalt blue and gold 1930.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

19th C. French Napoleon III Sevres Porcelain Walnut Ormolu Jardiniere Bloom Box
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Pearland, TX
A gorgeous antique French Napoleon III period marquetry walnut oval bombe table jardiniere / bloom box / cachepot / planter with the original tin liner, circa 1860. This beautiful jardiniere is hand crafted with walnut inlaid with ebony and decorated with gilt bronze mounts, ormolu handles and pierced gallery, and hand painted Sevres porcelain floral...
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Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Ormolu

Vintage Pair of Sevres Crystal Vases or Ice Buckets
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in New York, NY
A vintage pair of crystal vases or ice buckets with circular and square pattern marked Sevres, France on the bottom. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. Some scratches.
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20th Century French Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Crystal

Rare Pair of Sèvres Porcelain Covered Vases, 19th Century.
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
" Rare Pair of Sèvres Porcelain Covered Vases, 19th Century. " Pair of important covered vases in Sèvres porcelain and chased and gilded bronze, 19th century, Napoleon III period, v...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Blue Serves Pair of Jeweled Vases with Gilt Paint and Turquoise
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in New York, NY
Blue Serves Pair of Jeweled Vases with Gilt Paint and Turquoise embellishments throughout. Incredibly ornate with gold painted details throughout. Both vases contain genre scenes wi...
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19th Century Rococo Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Gold, Bronze

Antique Pair French Sèvres Style Porcelain Gilt Mounted Urns Vases Centerpieces
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Dublin, Ireland
An Imposing and Stunning Pair French Sevres style Soft Paste Hand Decorated pale yellow ground Porcelain and gilt mounted twin swan neck scroll...
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19th Century French Early Victorian Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Ormolu

Cup in 19th Century Sèvres Porcelain, Napoleon III Period.
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Cup in 19th century Sèvres porcelain, Napoleon III period." Gilt bronze and Sèvres porcelain bowl, 19th century, Napoleon III period. h: 12.5cm, w: 32.5cm, d: 27cm
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Late 19th Century Sèvres Style Parcel-Gilt Porcelain Jardinière
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in New York, NY
A late 19th century Sèvres style parcel-gilt porcelain jardinière Finely painted with numerous colored flowers with green and gold trim, gilt ram heads on either side. In late ...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Stoneware Leaf by Tyra Lundgren. Manufacture nationale de Sèvres, 1930s.
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Tyra Lundgren Carolina
Located in Malmö, SE
A beautiful stoneware bowl with amazing glaze. Made by Tyra Lundgren. Executed during the artist's time spent at Sèvres, between 1934-1939. Excellent condition. Impressed with artist's name and maker's marks. Tyra Lundgren (1897-1979) was one of the most multifaceted artists and modernists of the twentieth century. She was a painter, drawer, sculptor, ceramist, glass- and textile designer, as well as an author and an art critic. She was the first woman who designed glass for Paolo Venini at Murano in Venice and she also served as the artistic leader at Arabia in Helsinki at a time when men tended to hold those kinds of positions. Tyra Lundgren grew up in Djursholm, near Stockholm. Her parents were John Petter Lundgren, professor at Veterinärinstitutet (institute of veterinary sciences) in Stockholm, and Edith Lundgren née Åberg, who was a housewife and raised their six children. The bourgeois home also comprised a nanny and a female cook. The family were very socially active, travelled often, and enjoyed the outdoor lifestyle. Tyra Lundgren’s schooling began at Djursholm coeducational school, where her teachers included Natanael and Elsa Beskow and Alice Tegnér. Her school friends included Greta Knutson-Tzara, Stellan Mörner, and Ingrid Rydbeck-Zuhr. Tyra Lundgren knew from the time she was five years old that she wanted to be an artist. She first became aware of the profession through Axel Fahlcrantz, who rented a studio on the plot of land where she lived with her family. In 1913 she began to attend Högre konstindustriella skolan (HKS, now known as Konstfack, college of arts, crafts and design) where she studied decorative art as well as handicrafts in various forms until 1917. One of her fellow students and friends there was Estrid Ericson, who later founded Svenskt Tenn AB in 1924. Whilst attending HKS Tyra Lundgren also took painting lessons at the Althin school of painting. In 1917 she was accepted as a candidate at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts where, apart from breaks during which she undertook studies abroad, she remained until 1922. She spent a couple of months taking lessons from Anton Hanak in Vienna and from 1920–1923 she was a student of André Lhote in Paris. Tyra Lundgren was primarily active in four countries: Sweden, Finland, France, and Italy. She spent much of her professional life travelling and considered herself to be a European. Greece and Mexico also formed important centres in her artistic life, as did the USA. She had an extensive social network which included focal individuals within twentieth century-European and American artistic and cultural circles. Tyra Lundgren’s main artistic motifs were birds, fish, and people which she depicted through different techniques and materials. Her artistic expression involved a variety of different directions and styles. She was a pioneer of the 1920s Swedish Grace style, the name of which had been coined by the art critic Morton Shand at the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930. This was a Swedish Art Deco style, characterised by elegance and traditional art which contrasted with the current artistic ideals of functionalism. Tyra Lundgren made her debut at a group exhibition held at Kungliga Akademien för de fria konsterna in 1921. She went on to show her work at various exhibitions throughout the 1920s. After that period she only very rarely exhibited her paintings. Tyra Lundgren’s painted output can be divided into different periods or stylistic directions. The first of these, and the most extensive, was her post-Cubist period which began in 1920 on her arrival in Paris. Her paintings from this time and right up to the mid-1930s typically comprise portraits, self-portraits, live-model painting, still-lifes, interiors, and landscapes in the Cubist style. Many of the great number of self-portraits she painted were produced in the New Objective style, displaying broad variation in terms of clothes, poses and techniques. Two of these – Huvud med vit duk and Självporträtt both from 1921 – can be seen at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, although the majority of these works are at Gotlands Museum. Tyra Lundgren’s second artistic period comprises the years of 1927 to 1929 and is characterised by the New Objective style inspired by medieval techniques and materials (Giotto, Piero della Francesca). Her motifs were still-lifes and landscapes. At this point she was living in Rome and was close to the circle involved in the Valori plastici: rivista d’arte art journal. This period saw a breakthrough in her development as a painter. From the 1950s through the 1970s her work can almost be described as belonging to the Concrete style. Using light pastel colours her paintings sought light in a sometimes non-figurative expression, but often depicting abstract bird-shapes or other nature-inspired imagery. Her paintings from this period are outsized and display powerful colours, in yellows, reds, and blues. Tyra Lundgren maintained a constant production of drawings, both in terms of individual artworks and sketches for patterns and designs. She also produced the illustrations for her book Fagert i Fide. Årstiderna på en gammal gotlandsgård, published in 1961. During her early years she also produced advertising illustrations. She spent the final years of her life primarily working with lithographs which were printed at Galleri Prisma and depicted images of doves, swallows, magpies and crows. Tyra Lundgren is meanwhile best known for her work as a ceramist and in this sphere she was one of Sweden’s leading exponents. She worked in the porcelain industry as a designer and as an artisan and ceramic sculptor. Her first job was at St Eriks Lervarufabrik in Uppsala from 1922–1924, she then worked at Arabia from 1924–1937, and at Rörstrand and Lidköping Porslinsfabrik. She was the artistic leader at Arabia ahead of the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition and she exhibited her work at the World’s Fairs. During the 1934–1938 period she was connected to the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres porcelain factory in Paris. Tyra Lundgren was a pioneer when it came to giving ceramic art a public space in Sweden. She produced around 20 outsized reliefs in stoneware, so-called monumental reliefs. One of these is Märkeskvinnor, from 1947, for the former girls’ school at Bohusgatan in Stockholm. From the 1940s onwards Tyra Lundgren produced sculptural objects in Chamotte clay and stoneware, with various glazings. Her small birds are well-known and popular with many. When her ceramic efforts became too much for her during the 1970s she then produced models for sculptures in bronze. There are six of these in various places around the globe, including Solfågel in Almedalen, Visby. Tyra Lundgren began to work as a glassware designer at Moser in Karlsbad in 1922 where she designed new table services and modernised older ones. She also worked freelance for Riihimäki factory in Finland during the 1924–1929 period. From 1934 to 1938 she was employed by Kosta glass factory where she mainly designed thick-walled bowls and vases, engraved with classical motifs. She was introduced to the glassmaker Paolo Venini at Murano during the Triennale di Milano of 1936 and they began a collaboration that lasted into the 1950s. As part of this collaboration Tyra Lundgren became the first woman to design glassware and, in conjunction with the glassblower Arturo Biasutto, she developed new techniques of glass production. Her motifs at this point were birds, fish, snail-shaped designs and leaf-patterned bowls using traditional techniques as well as in new designs. It was during this time that she created the so-called tissue-shaped bowls and it remains unclear as to who specifically came up with the design but Tyra Lundgren claimed it was of her making. Tyra Lundgren was active as textile designer for Licium (now HV Licium), the sacred textiles...
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Mid-20th Century French Scandinavian Modern Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Ceramic, Stoneware

Pair of Art Deco Blue Ceramic Vases or Urns Paul Milet for Sèvres France, 1925
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Antwerp, BE
Elegant pair of blue Art Deco ceramic vases or urns by Paul Milet for Sèvres. The vases have bronze decorations with a silver patina. They are signed with the artists initials and m...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Early 19th Century Biscuit Bust of Louise Brongniart After Houdon Made by Sèvres
By Jean-Antoine Houdon, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Casteren, Noord-Brabant
Lovely biscuit porcelain bust of a young girl, named Louise Brongniart. The bust is marked on the back with 'Houdon' and the Sevres mark. Biscuit por...
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Early 1900s French Belle Époque Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

XVIII Century Sevres Porcelain & Bronze-Doré Flower Vase, France, ca. 1761
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in New York, NY
ABOUT This flower vase, extraordinary in its beauty and laconic design, made of two-ton blue porcelain, mounted in gilded bronze, was made by the Sevres manufactory in the second hal...
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1760s French Neoclassical Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Old Sevres Type Gilt Porcelain Vase with Hand Painted Flower Baskets & Ribbons
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine old or antique Sevres type porcelain vase. With rich gilding and handpainted flower baskets & ribbons throughout. Marked to the based with a blue Sevres type interlaced...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

19th Century France Napoleon III Porcelain Biscuit Statue Entitled "Duo"
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Roma, RM
Magnificent example of French porcelain Biscuit workmanship, An imposing biscuit group entitled 'Duo' of remarkable workmanship and sculpture, enormous attention to detail, this wor...
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1870s French Napoleon III Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Porcelain

Nice Late 19th Century Sèvres Style Porcelain Jewelry Box and Cover
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in New York, NY
A nice late 19th century Sèvres style porcelain jewelry box and cover Of rectangular shape, the top painted in the manner of Boucher with a couple of their child, within a raised ...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Sterling Silver, Lidded Porcelain Trinket or Snuff Box
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
A charming little sterling silver-lidded porcelain box, possibly used for snoring snuff, or for general trinkets. The silver top is decorated in Louis XVI style, and bears the Minerv...
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18th Century French Louis XVI Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Silver

Hexagonal Ceramic Vase by Sevrès
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Brown ceramic vase made by Sevrès. Signed Sevrès France and M.N.F. France, circa 1910.
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1910s French Art Nouveau Vintage Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

20th Century French Bronze and Sevres Porcelain Vase, 1900s
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in LEGNY, FR
Very nice early 20th century French porcelain vase from the famous Sevres manufacture in the 1900s. Beautiful flowers and golden details. The bronze part is removable. There is als...
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Early 1900s French Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

1928 Ostrich Stoneware Sculpture from Gaston Le Bourgeois for Sèvres Manufactory
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Gaston Le Bourgeois 1
Located in Ulm, DE
Gaston Le Bourgeois (1880 - circa 1956) 1928, ostrich sculpture made of stoneware from "Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres" This item was produced only 5 times from 1928 to 1930! Mon...
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1920s Vintage Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Stoneware

Blue Ceramic Vase, Sèvres France
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Paris, FR
Blue vase in enameled ceramic Signed under the base "Sevres, Made in France".
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20th Century French Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Ceramic

Antique Pair French Gilt Porcelain Vases or Urns En Grisaille Lover Scenes 19ct
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Stunning pair of unusual hand painted glazed porcelain lidded vases of bulbous outline, of Continental origin, possibly one of the factories in the Sevres region in France. Last half...
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19th Century French Late Victorian Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze, Ormolu

19th Century French Pair of Bronze and Blue Sevres Porcelain Candelabras
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in LEGNY, FR
Pair of candelabras in gilded bronze and blue Sèvres porcelain dating from the end of the 19th century. Vases adorned with branches of roses and different flowers (a few pistils miss...
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19th Century French Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Pair Antique French 'Sevres' Red Porcelain Gilt Bronze Pot Pourri Urns 1804-1809
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Portland, OR
Pair of Antique French 'Sevres' porcelain lidded pot pourri and gilded bronze lidded urns, 1804-1809. The urns having a rich red ground with gilded panels, the domed lids with gilded bronze eagle...
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Early 1800s French Empire Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Bronze

Medallion of the King of France Louis XVIII, in Sèvres Biscuit
By Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Medallion of the king of France Louis XVIII, in sèvres biscuit". Beautiful Medallion of Louis XVIII in sèvres biscuit and gilded brass, restoration ...
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19th Century French Restauration Antique Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres Decorative Objects

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Brass

Manufacture Nationale De Sèvres decorative objects for sale on 1stDibs.

Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres decorative objects are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres decorative objects, although gold editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original decorative objects by Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres were created in the Louis XVI style in europe during the 19th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider decorative objects by Henry Cahieux and Ferdinand Barbedienne, Cristalleries De Sevres, and Claude Michel Clodion. Prices for Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres decorative objects can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $225 and can go as high as $285,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $6,000.

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