A pair of large Sèvres blue-ground bottle vases, circa 1886
Lot 242
A pair of large Sèvres blue-ground bottle vases, circa 1886
Sold for £5,250 (US$ 8,578) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of large Sèvres blue-ground bottle vases, circa 1886
Of Islamic shape, the bulbous body continuing in a knopped narrow flaring neck, decorated with gilt strapwork and stylised flowers in heightened relief against a vivid blue ground, 53.5cm, red factory stamp and year mark 86 for 1886, oval mark with S.85 in underglaze-blue for the year of manufacture, various incised numbers and LG over a dash in gold for the painter (2)

Footnotes

  • The form of these vases is recorded in the Sèvres Archives from 1874 as 'Vase Bouteille Persanne', the shape was based on a Persian metal prototype.

    A white-glazed vase of this form is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. A blue-ground example with gilded bands and flowers is in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Quimper, and there are several at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, one with a blue ground, another with a green ground, decorated with flowers and diaper patterns.

    Another pair of vases of the same shape was sold in these Rooms, 7 Dec 2011, lot 297.
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