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Vase commemorating the Great Exhibition 1855

RCIN 90715

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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