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Vase commemorating the Great Exhibition


RCIN 90715

This giant vase, one of the largest of all Sèvres productions, was made in four separate parts. It was commissioned by the French Emperor as a gift for Prince Albert, and completed in time for the Paris Exhibition of 1855. The painted decoration, designed by Jean-Léon Gérôme, celebrated the success of the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Presented to Prince Albert by the Emperor Napoleon III in 1855

No. 208

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