A pair of Sèvres vases fuseau

A pair of Consulat or early Empire gilt bronze-mounted Sèvres
blue and gilt porcelain vases (vases fuseau troisième grandeur)
circa 1800-1804

Each vase with the underglaze blue mark G probably for Victor Godin fils ainé


Height: 40.5 cm. (16 in.)     Width: 11.6 cm. (4 ½ in.)

Width and depth of base: 9 cm. (3 ½ in.)



Sold Christie’s London, 6 July 2006, lot 89


Comparative Literature

D.Peters, Decorator and Date Marks on C18th Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain, London, 2019, p. 46.

B.Duclot, Porcelaines et Terres de Sèvres (Catalogue of the Musée National du Château de Compiègne), Paris, 1993, pp. 60-61, no. 9.

Godin was employed at the Sèvres manufactory between 1792-1795, then 1798-1799 and 1802-1821 as a painter of figures and of ground colours (see Peters, op. cit., p. 46)

A pair of similarly shaped vases with identical gilt bronze mounts, in agate ground porcelain and with reserved figures of Peace and Abundance are at the Musée National du Château de Compiègne (Duclot, op. cit., no. 9). They entered the Manufactory’s sales warehouse on 31 May 1806 and were delivered on behalf of the Emperor to the Garde-Meuble impérial on 6 June 1808 to decorate the Empress’s bedroom at Compiègne.

One foot restored