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    Sale 2034

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 80

    A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES STYLE NAPOLEONIC COBALT-BLUE GROUND VASES AND COVERS

    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, SPURIOUS IRON-RED MANUFACTURE IMPERIALE DE SEVRES MARKS

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    A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES STYLE NAPOLEONIC COBALT-BLUE GROUND VASES AND COVERS
    LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, SPURIOUS IRON-RED MANUFACTURE IMPERIALE DE SEVRES MARKS
    Each of baluster form, the shoulder applied with a shield bearing an N and surmounted by an eagle, painted after Vernet with a continuous view of either the Battle of Wagram or the Battle of Friedland, the cover, neck and socle all with further Napoleonic emblems and gilt berried laurel branches, on a canted square base cast with a beaded ring and bearing the inscription LES ARTILLEURS & ANCIENS ARTILLEURS VOLONTAIRES DE CHARLEROI AU LIEUTENANT GOFFIN or XXVe ANNIVERSAIRE DE GRADE D'OFFICIER 1880-1906
    37½ in. (95.2 cm.) high (4)


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    The Battles at Wagram and Friedland were both great military triumphs for Napoleon Bonaparte. The first represents the final submission of the Russians and the second a crushing victory against the Austrians last attempt to reopen the war.