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Sugar bowl with eagles’ heads decorated with polychrome garlands of flowers on a gold background,

Manufacture nationale de Sèvres1808/1808

Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

A particularly elegant model, this oval sugar bowl features two sculpted eagles watching their young as it hatches. Designed in 1806 by Alexandre Brongniart, then director of the Sèvres Manufacture, it is part of the dessert service with garlands of flowers on a gold background delivered to Compiègne in 1809 for Emperor Napoleon I. Used until 1830, the service then completely disappeared. Today it is represented at Compiègne by several recently-acquired pieces exhibited in the empress’s dining room.

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  • Title: Sugar bowl with eagles’ heads decorated with polychrome garlands of flowers on a gold background,
  • Creator: Sèvres Manufactory - Palace of Compiegne
  • Date Created: 1808/1808
  • Location: Palace of Compiegne, France
  • Type: Art object
  • Rights: © RMN-Grand Palais (domaine de Compiègne) / Stéphane Maréchalle
  • Medium: Porcelain

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