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7028   Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Sevres Pate-sur-pate Porcelain Vase  $500 $872 $960 6 You must login to place a bid.
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#7028 - Paris 1924 Summer Olympics Sevres Pate-sur-pate Porcelain Vase Estimate: $5,000+

Stunning winner’s vase from the 1924 Paris Games

Rare and beautiful pair of Sevres pate-sur-pate porcelain vases awarded to gold medal winners at the 1924 Paris Summer Olympics, measuring approximately 13.25″ tall and 5.5″ at its widest point. These splendid vases were designed by M. O. Guillonet and executed by Bracquemond at the world famous porcelain factory of Sevres, and feature golden laurel branches hand-painted on a French blue background. Both feature four 'medallions' portraying athletes in white against gray oval backgrounds bordered in light green, with the events depicted being rowing, rugby, diving, and soccer. The bottoms bear the appropriate maker’s marks, with the exception of the central Sevres emblems; a previous owner has chipped holes into the bases, modifying these vases to be used as decorative lamps. Otherwise, these vases are in exceptional condition. Accompanied by a pair of lamp base stands

At the suggestion of the French Olympic Committee, these vases were developed to be given to the first place winners as a 'special souvenir.' Several different variations were produced to accommodate the many different sports, and they were presented by the Paris City Council to gold medal winners in individual events only; a small number were reserved for dignitaries and institutions. Surviving examples of these stunning trophy vases are of the utmost rarity.




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