Sevres vase 1880

Sevres Porcelain Manufactory

Registration number

1087909

Artist/maker

Sevres Porcelain Manufactory

Title

Sevres vase

Production date

1880

Medium

porcelain, gilded bronze

Dimensions (H x W x D)

69 x 43 cm

Inscriptions

VIRES ACQUIRIT EUNDO

Credit line

Presented by the French Government to commemorate the Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880
City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection

Keywords

Sevres vase, France, 1880, M. Boemcour, Consul Commissioner-General for France, Melbourne International Exhibition, City of Melbourne coat of arms

Summary

This urn-shaped standing vase has a large oval panel on its front with a version of the City of Melbourne coat of arms bordered on either side by flags, two of which are for the colony of Victoria.

'A presentation was made on Saturday by M. Boemcour, Consul Commissioner-General for France to the Melbourne International Exhibition, to the public of the colony of Victoria, which will be appreciated on account of its value and the care which must have been bestowed in its preparation. The large specimen of Sevres porcelain in the French court, was handed over to the president of the commission.'

'The Argus', Monday 29 November, 1880, p.4.