In the archives at Sèvres entered on 30th September 1892, one finds mention of ten examples of Vase Bijou, described as Fds divers ornements et attributs en pâte d'appl.on repris en or et or relief.
The pâte-sur-pâte technique was made famous at the Sèvres factory by Marc-Louis Solon and Jules Gély, amongst others, when they managed to create cameo-like decorations built up out of many thin layers of white slip. In his book Pâte-sur-pâte, the art of ceramic relief decoration 1849-1992 Bernard Bumpus notes that the shape for this vase was copied by Gély in 1862 from a 16th century spouted rock-crystal example in the Apollo Gallery at the Louvre.
For a famous comparable example kept at the Musée de Sèvres see T.Préaud, Sèvres, des Origines à nos Jours, plate LXX.
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