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A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted Sevres 'bleu lapis'-glazed monumental vase
A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted Sevres 'bleu lapis'-glazed monumental vase

DESIGNED BY JULES-PIERRE-MICHEL DIETERLE, DATED 1854

Details
A Napoleon III ormolu-mounted Sevres 'bleu lapis'-glazed monumental vase
Designed by Jules-Pierre-Michel Dieterle, dated 1854
The flared waisted neck, centred with a beaded band and flanked by a pair of scrolled handles, decorated with trailing foliage and flowerheads, above a bulbous body banded with a foliate design, on a spreading socle, applied with flowerheads and foliage, on a square stepped marble veneered plinth, with remains of paper label inscribed Lady Lud(low) Collection
63¼in. (160.5cm.) high
Provenance
Possibly acquired by Lord Ward
Alice Sedgwick, wife of Sir Julius Wernher Bt. and later Lady Ludlow.

Lot Essay

This splendid Exhibition vase, entitled The Sèvres Vase de Nimes, was designed in 1853 by Jules-Pierre-Michel Dieterle. The Sèvres archives show that the two first examples of this type, described as fond bleu lapis monture en bronze, entered their showrooms in August 1855, the year of the Exposition Universelle in Paris, at a price of 8,000 francs each. The records show that the first one sold in 1858 to Lord Ward, whilst the second was sold to the Mobilier de la couronne in July 1864.
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