$70,000 US

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    China . Porcelain . Pottery

A pair of monumental Sèvres porcelain vases
Ormolu-mounted, green-ground, baluster form with covers and acorn finials
Bearing on the obverse, raised gilt ciphers the French emperor and empress Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine de Beauharnais
Each 'N' and 'J' within berried laurel branches; surmounted with the imperial crown and flanked with scrolls and lotus blossoms, eagles and cornucopias
Adorned with Egyptian term gilt bronze handles in French Egyptian revival style or the retour d'Egypte
The reverse with an armorial wreath, above applied lotus blossoms
Red mark underneath the cover "M. Imple de Sèvres"
French, Third Republic, 1890-1900
Height: 76 cm (30")


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