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A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES PATE-SUR-PATE PORCELAIN VASES
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A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES PATE-SUR-PATE PORCELAIN VASES

CIRCA 1870, SIGNED J.GELY

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A PAIR OF NAPOLEON III ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES PATE-SUR-PATE PORCELAIN VASES
CIRCA 1870, SIGNED J.GELY
The bodies decorated with spring blossom, a stork and insects, with satyr mask handles, on four scroll legs and a shaped square base
18 7/8 in. (48 cm.) high
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The sculptor-modeller and decorator Léopold-Jules-Joseph Gély joined the Sèvres manufactory in 1851 at the age of 31. The sculptor Marc Louis Solon was very complimentary of Gély saying: '...Gifted with an extraordinary skill of hand, he could chisel the porcelain paste with a surety and neatness of touch usually reserved to the treatment of precious metals'.

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