Monumental vase "potiche ovoïde allongée" (elongated ovoid shaped vase) in Sèvres porcelain, base ornated by a double gilt galloon, the same on the upper rim of the vase.
- Marked on the rim "DL 70 - 4" in the hollow Antoine Delacour, one of the highest esteemed millers from the Sèvres manufacture, specializing in monumental pieces from 1839 à 1872.
Numerous pieces of his were presented at the Universal Exhibition (and sometimes bought by Napoleon III for his imperial palaces)
- Marked on the rim "S 70" in green, decoration with marbled lapis blue ground in 1870
- Marked on the rim "doré à Sèvres 80" (gilt in Sèvres 80), in red, for the gilt, Sèvres, 1880
Probably originally mounted on a turned and ebonized wood base.
Late Napoleon III Period, early Third Republic.
Height (including base) : 75 cm (29.5 in.)
Crack on rim and small retouch on gilt at the same location on the upper rim of vase.
The "vase potiche ovoïde" form, created at the Sèvres Manufacture in 1866, was inspired by Oriental models.
For an ovoid vase of the same size, with beige and green glaze and crystallisations, consult Piasa, 4 December 1998, lot 100
For an ovoid vase of the same size, with celadon green, consult Lille, Palais des Beaux-Arts inventory number CM22.
For a pair of small ovoid vases (33 cm), consult Christie's, New York, 24 April 2003, lot 4.
For a pair of small ovoid vases (33 cm), painted by Gobert, consult Sèvres Museum, inventory number MNC9133
For a pair of small ovoid vases (33 cm), painted by Ferdinand Mérigot, consult Piasa, 3 December 2008, lot 105.
For a small ovoid vase (33 cm), consult Saintes, Echevinage Museum, inventory number 1908.1.28B.
Bibliography : H. Blanchard & M. Thauré, La Collection de Sèvres du Musée des beaux-arts de Saintes (with the collaboration of T. Préaud), 1986. Marcelle Brunet and Tamara Préaud, Sèvres, des Origines à Nos Jours, Paris, 1978, p. 299, no. 404.
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