Boxing - Olympics Sèvres Porcelain Vase
Lot 82
Boxing - Olympics Sèvres Porcelain Vase
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,555) inc. premium
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Boxing - Olympics Sèvres Porcelain Vase
A Sèvres Porcelain vase awarded to gold medal winning boxer, H. J. Mitchell. Octave Denis Victor Guillonnet for Sèvres, the ovoid body applied with four slip relief panels depicting athletes in the fields of javelin, wrestling, boxing and shotput, each against a grey roundel enclosed in a green border, against a blue ground painted in gilt with laurel leaves, the neck decorated with a band of stylised bi-planes against a grey ground, painted decorators' marks and printed factory marks to base 330mm. high In original wooden box, with a competitor's blazer badge and a postcard of H.J.Mitchell.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: H.J.Mitchell and by direct descent.

    Harold James Mitchell (1898-1983) was an English Light-Heavyweight amateur boxer, four times ABA Champion between 1922-25. He competed at the 1924 Paris Olympiad, defeating Carlo Saruti of Italy in the semi final and Thyge Petersen from Denmark in the final, both on points. The second most heavily contested class in the Boxing contest, twenty boxers competed from fourteen nations for the title of Olympic Champion.
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