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Large 19th century Sevres ormolu mounted porcelain covered urn

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A large and impressive 19th century French 'Sevres' ormolu mounted painted porcelain covered urn. Cobalt-blue baluster form with tooled gilt bordering cartouche centered with hand painted romantic scene depicting a standing man and two ladies. The reverse side with landscape scene within a tooled gilt bordered cartouche. An intricately detailed gilded bronze wreath, wings and hinged ring handles flank each side of urn, conforming socle base with a gilt bronze rim with continuous acanthus leaf detail, gilt bronze shapely plinth. 

The lid with monogram E within blue interlaced L's Sèvres mark.
Inscribed: Offert par le due de Richelieu a la princesse de lamballe 
Signed on lower right hand corner by artist: Bertrey.

Dimensions:

Height: 43"   (109.2 cm)
Width: 18"   (45.7 cm)
Depth: 12.5"   (26.6 cm)

Circa 1860