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Pair of Early 19 Century Sevres Porcelain Napoleonic Vases

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PRESENTING an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING Pair of French Sevres Porcelain Napoleonic Vases from the Late 18th Century or Very Early 19th Century, circa 1800. These 2 vases are in the shape of double swan handled, open or unlidded urns. They were made by the Sevres porcelain Factory in France circa 1800.They feature 4 hand-painted scenes. On one side of each vase you have a different Napoleonic scene, and on the reverse side a painting of a Castle or Chateau. One Scene depicts Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor of France, during his Egyptian Campaign circa 1798. The other scene depicts Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor of France, in Battle in Europe. The reverse paintings are possibly of Chateau de Turique, Nancy, France from 2 different angles over the Meurthe River. This would seem to make sense with the provenance of these pieces. If this is in fact correct, then these would have been pieces specifically commissioned by the owners of Chateau de Tourique from the Sevres Factory to commemorate Napoleon's famous victories in Egypt and elsewhere. Both vases sit on squared platform feet with 24ct gold gilding throughout. Both bases have a gilded letter "N" for Napoleon. Throughout the pieces there are other gilded patterns of laurel wreaths, bees, etc. The side handles on each vase are in the form of swans and are heavily and beautifully gilded in a flowing motion. The rim of each vase is edged with gilded bronze mounts, as are the bases. The top portion of each vase have the marking for the gilded Imperial Eagle. One of the Vases is signed, the one with the European Campaign Scene, it appears to be signed "Guy". These Vases have IMPECCABLE PROVENANCE: They were purchased by a Member of the Obenchain-McMillan Family from a French Antique Auction held at the Club Room in the Stoneligh Hotel, Dallas on Wednesday the 2nd April 1930. (Now The Meridian Hotel). We have the Original Auction Catalog which has remained with the Vases since they were acquired at that Auction (along with other pieces in the Calvert Hall-Obenchain Collection on our Site). The Auction was titled: " Works of Art and Furnishings of The Chateau de Turique (Nancy) and The Conde-Rougemont Home (Touraine). The cover of the Catalog also has a seal of a Coat of Arms. The first page of the Catalog States: "Exhibition on Wednesday, April 2nd And Following Days From 10 A.M. to 10 P.M......EXHIBITION at CLUB ROM, STONELIGH COURT, DALLAS, TEXAS". The Second page gives a brief description of the Auction contents and states that " This Exhibition will be presented by M. Fernand M. Adda of Paris France". The Vases appear at Lot No. 598 and are described as " TWO BEAUTIFUL VASES - XVIII CENTURY. Sevres Porcelain. Oviform body of gilded deep green enriched with Napoleon battle scenes. Mounted in bronze with moldings. Handles and shaped foot." The price is noted on the side of the Catalog and a SUBSTANTIAL sum for 1930 was paid for these Vases.

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Mint Condition - Museum Quality
  • Dimensions
    H 18 in. x W 10 in. x D 7 in.H 45.72 cm x W 25.4 cm x D 17.78 cm
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU3978111690311
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