Pair of Adélaïde vases

The particular shape of these vases was named after King Louis-Philippe's sister, Madame Adélaïde, who presented the first example of the vases to her brother.


Hard-paste porcelain, enamel colours & gilt
Height: 41 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,000 ( Total: £22,000)
Acquired in:
John Whitehead

This pair was commissioned from the Sèvres factory by Samuel Scott. The pair are in the older 18th century rococo style, with flowers set against a blue ground with much gilding.


Samuel Scott; sold by his descendants in 1925; René Subes; John Whitehead.

Venue details

The Bowes Museum Newgate, BARNARD CASTLE County Durham DL12 8NP 01833 690606

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £14.00)

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Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan