The design of this 19th-century porcelain vase was inspired by the form of the Medici vase, said to recall the crater forms of Pompeii. The vase is decorated with 24-carat gold, contrasting with black enamel. The gold motifs on the vase were based on the sketches by Dominique-Vivant Denon, made during Napoleon’s campaign in Egypt.
Courtesy of Manufacture de Sèvres
● Type: Vase
● Dimensions: 31.1 H x 24.7 Ø cm
● Material: Porcelain, 24k gold, enamel
● Date: 2013