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The Cover of a Vase Mounted in a Gilt-bronze Candlestick
  • The Cover of a Vase Mounted in a Gilt-bronze Candlestick
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Sèvres, France
  • late 18th century (porcelain cover)
    early 19th century (gilt-bronze mounts)
  • Soft-paste porcelain, gilded and gilt-bronze
  • Height: 14.4 cm
  • C484
  • Reserve Vault 3
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  • Decorated with a dark blue ground and gilded with wreaths, this porcelain component was originally the cover of a vase, maybe a 'vase chapelet'. A hole has been cut in the centre in order for it to be mounted as a gilt-bronze candlestick. These mounts are largely based on a drawing by eighteenth-century architect and designer Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734-1791), but were probably made in the nineteenth century.