26 November 2013
A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED SEVRES STYLE PORCELAIN COBALT-BLUE GROUND NAPOLEONIC VASES AND COVERS
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, SPURIOUS IRON-RED IMPERIAL MARKS, SIGNED H. DESPREZ
Each of baluster form, finely painted after with a continuous scene of either the battle of Austerlitz after Gérard or the battle of Rivoli after Philippoteux, the neck, cover, and socle with Napoleonic devices including an eagle, N, crown and berried laurel branches
38½ in. (97.9 cm.) high (4)
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François Gérard, French (1770-1837).
Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux, French (1815-1884).
The present subjects are both based on paintings in the galerie des Batailles at Versailles.
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