Lot 31
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A GILT-BRONZE-MOUNTED SEVRES VASE, 1810

Estimate
450,000 - 600,000 GBP
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Description

Vase fuseau, première grandeur, the slender ovoid body with a flared neck and spreading foot, painted and gilt to simulate patinated bronze with a frieze of an athlete being crowned with a wreath by Victory, the reverse gilt with an elaborate geometric spray of palmettes and stylised leaves, on a ground gilt with stippled ornament, between fond écaille tortoise-shell pattern ground sections, the lower part gilt with bands of stiff leaves and buds, the shoulder with arched band, the neck with a further band of stiff leaves, with gilt-bronze collars to the neck and stem, supported on a square base, the upright handles terminating in classical portrait roundels in patinated bronze relief Iron-red stencilled M.Impl/de Sevres/10 mark, gilt GJ 28M  
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