26 October 2000
A pair of ormolu-mounted parcel-gilt lapis-ground porcelain vases and covers
Each surmounted by a cone finial above a gadrooned domed cover, the heavily fluted body above a spreading circular socle with laurel border, on a square plinth; the inside of each vase with the overglaze inscription S81 and DORÉ À SÈVRES 82
47½ in. (121 cm.) high (2)
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A very similar design for these vases is illustrated in the 1876 Philadelphia The Masterpieces of the Centenial International Exhibition Illustrated, p. 221
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