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Vase 'Daguerre ovale' or 'cassolette à monter'
  • Vase with Gilt-bronze Mounts
  • Vase 'Daguerre ovale' or 'cassolette à monter'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Attributed to Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751 - 1843), (mounts)
  • Sèvres, France
  • c. 1786
  • Soft-paste porcelain and gilt-bronze
  • Object size: 38.9 x 39 cm
  • C342
  • Not on display
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Further Reading
  • Made without stem or foot, this vase was intended to be mounted. As its title and a surviving design drawing indicates, the model was commissioned by Dominique Daguerre, a Parisian dealer who frequently collaborated with the Sèvres manufactory.
    He would subsequently have commissioned a designer and gilt-bronze founder – possibly the great Pierre-Philippe Thomire – to create its mounts. The vase is set in a collar of foliage and berries, from both sides of which slender acanthus leaves to form spiralling handles.