Pair Antique Sevres Napoleonic Empire Period Gilt Porcelain Campana Vases
This pair of extraordinary Sevres porcelain urns from the Empire period measure approximately 10 in (25.5 cm) tall, and feature extensive gilt decorations including eagles with spread wings on one side, Napoleonic "N" emblem on opposite side, plus Greco-Roman mask handles. Condition is very good. There is a small crack visible on the inside at the base of one vase, and two short hairlines visible on the exterior. There is a shallow chip about one inch long, along the underside of the lip of one vase, which is only partially visible from above. There are a couple firing cracks under gilding, and one of the metal stems appears to have been replaced. There is rubbing loss to the gilding on one mask, and very slight variation to the gilding color on one handle, suggesting this area may have been restored and regilt. There are numerous tiny flea bite nicks/chips from the top rim of both vases. Additional images forwarded upon request. We are selling this pair "as-is".