Portrait profile crystal-ceramic Napoleon Joséphine Desprez Empire XIXth

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E60 878

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Crystal-ceramic* portrait representing the profile of the Emperor Napoleon and his wife Joséphine, signed "Desprez** rue des Récolets n°9 Paris", from the 1st Empire period at the beginning of the 19th century.

This cameo is in good condition as well as its frame. Signed on the back of the cameo see photos.

A note: slot in the top of the frame, wear of time, see photos.


* Crystal ceramics is a glass decoration technique that was created towards the end of the 18th century. It consists in including in a crystal object a ceramic cameo which has been molded beforehand and then finely chiseled by hand. (See ProAntic)

** Under the Restoration, the fashion for cameos was in full swing. Barthélemy Despréz , established in rue des Récollets around 1793, specialized in the manufacture of porcelain cameos encrusted in crystal, which he sold to other porcelain dealers (thus to the Darte brothers). Before founding his own factory, Despréz had been first sculptor then head of pasta at the Sèvres factory, which he left around 1792.

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  • Cadre 12,4 cm x 12,6 cm
  • Diamètre vue 6,4 cm