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Sèvres porcelain factory

Vase étrusque c. 1769-70

RCIN 2291

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A ‘garniture’ means a set of three, five or seven vases designed to be seen as a group. These three were probably not designed as a garniture but were displayed as such in the Blue Velvet Room at Carlton House, beneath Rembrandt’s The Shipbuilder and his Wife. This ensemble appears in Charles Wild’s watercolour of 1816.

Purchased by George IV