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.
Pair of Adélaïde vases, 1849
© The Bowes Museum
- 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.