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Médicis Vase

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

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Type: Vase
Dimensions: 31.1 H x 24.7 Ø cm
Material: Porcelain, 24k gold, enamel
Date: 2013

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