Lot 78

A Sevres porcelain sugar bowl with gold ground and reserves with insects, date cypher 7 for 1807.
24 x 32 x 28 cm
4.000 - 5.000 €

Former private collection of Sir Geoffrey de Bellaigue, London
Private collection, Madrid

This piece is almost identical to "Marly" the dessert service made for Napoleon I originally meant for Compiegne around 1805 - 1810. The service is a representation of power, as seen in the fantastic eagle heads on the handles of the sugar bowl and cover. The beautiful butterflies, and insects are patterns of nature, which was popular in Europe at the time. The dessert service meant a great deal to Napoleon. He brought it with him when he was exiled to Elba

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