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Rare Sevres Jeweled Scenic Urn

Rare Sevres Jeweled Scenic Urn

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: French: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 503595

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Judith Ravnitzky
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This covered urn was produced in France by Sevres around 1850. It is 10 ¾ inches tall. The urn has a bolted pedestal foot and reticulated lid. There are bronze fittings connecting the separate parts. The most striking characteristic of this urn is the hand enameled panoramic harbor scene that wraps around the entire vase. The excellent use of perspective, fine figure painting, and attention to detail are a sign of great artistic ability. Then there is the shape of the porcelain urn itself, with molded decoration, fine hand gilding and enamel jewels. For the most part, this urn is in excellent condition with minor flaws to mention. There is one turquoise and one red jewel missing. There is a scratch in a cloud near the back of the vase. There is minor wear to the gilding of the base. As a whole, this is a magnificent piece and these minor defects do not compromise its beauty or value.