Napoleonic Sevres Style Ormolu Bronze Mounted Porcelain Garniture
Our ormolu bronze mounted porcelain garniture in the French Empire style, including pair of vases and centerpiece bowl, feature painted scenes from three key moments in the life of Napoleon: ‘Entrevue après Austerlitz’ , ‘Marriage de roi Jerome’ and ‘Entrevue de Tilsett’. Rear of each vessel carries the painted scenes of a chateau. With iron-red painted mark, M. Imp. de Sevres, and signed d' Humbert. Each features scrolling eagle head handles with cornucopia terminals, and the inside of the bowl features gilded eagle emblems. Vases measure 24 in (61 cm) high. Provenance: Christie's, New York, April 13, 2017, lot 35.
The frst subject, Entrevue après Austerlitz, depicts an interview between Napoleon and Francois II after the battle of Austerlitz at Sarutschitz, in Moravia, 4 December 1805, after the painting by Antoine-Jean Gros (French, 1771-1835). Marriage de roi Jerome, illustrates the espousal of Prince Jerome Bonaparte and Princess Catharina Frederica of Wuerttemberg, after Jean-Baptiste Regnault (French, 1754-1829). Entrevue de Tilsett, shows Napoleon receiving Queen Louisa of Prussia at Tilsit, after the painting by Nicolas Louis François Gosse (French, 1787-1878).
According to Bonham's, the porcelain enameller, Jules-Eugene Humbert was born in Strassbourg in 1821 and died in Paris in 1870.
( Napoleon III period )