A pair of large Sevres style Napoleonic porcelain chargers


Beautifully painted and unusually large, these fantastic porcelain Sevres style chargers are adorned with Napoleonic battle scenes.


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Wonderfully painted and encompassed by a large pink band, these Sevres style porcelain chargers are unusally large, and depict a pair of scenes relating to the Battle of Wagram, a costly but decisive victory for Napoleon against Austrian forces that took place 5th-6th July 1809, and to the Battle of Zurich, an earlier engagement that saw a victory for the Republican French army in Switzerland led by André Masséna over an Austrian and Russian force.

The first charger, marked 'Bataille de Wagram, 7 Juillet 1809' is after a painting by Horace Vernet and the second, marked 'Bataille de Zurich 25 Septembre 1799', is after a work by Francois Bouchot. They are each clasped with gilt tooled borders, and rose pompadour rims, inside larger ormolu frames. Painted blue marks are visible on the back. As fine as the works from which they are sourced, this pair is superb representation of the artistic possibilities of painted porcelain.


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
19th Century
Battle / War, History Painting, Napoleonic, Sèvres
Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Porcelain
Multi-coloured, Pink


2 cm / 0.8 inches
51 cm / 20.1 inches


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