Sèvres plate and vase

These major pieces of Sevres porcelain of the Napoleonic period consist of a vase for ice cream (glaciere a gorge a tetes d'elephant) and a plate, both from a dessert service made between 1811 and 1817 described in the factory's records as the service iconographique grec.


Hard-paste porcelain
33.5 x 23.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £25,000)
Acquired in:
A B Allen

The glaciere is decorated with onyx cameos by Degault, of Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. The plate is painted with a fictive cameo of Archiloque, the lyric poet Archilochus.


Mr Wieghtman,Philadelphia,1888.

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