A ‘Sèvres’ Porcelain Urn in the Louis XVI Manner

H: 10.5 in / 26 cm  |  W: 11 in / 28 cm  |  D: 6.5 in / 17 cm


A Hand-Painted and Ormolu-Mounted
‘Sèvres’ Porcelain Urn in the Louis XVI Manner

The characteristic bleu celeste Sèvres-style porcelain body of oblate and bulbous form with gadrooned base bearing glass bead embellishments and mounted with fire-gilt bronze mounts of the finest quality; those one the side fashioned as handles and representing two Dionysian maenads; the removeable cover with applied gilt decoration having a figural ormolu group of a putto and a goat after the celebrated marble sculpture in the Louvre by Sarazin; the frieze below depicting portrait medallions of Ariadne and Flora to opposing sides.
French, 1875

REF No. 9304

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