French Sevres porcelain palace size bronze mounted urn; the cobalt ground decorated with hand-painted vignettes to each side, and enameled gilt highlights throughout. Underside of lid with monogram E within blue interlaced L's and and inscribed in French "offered by the Duke of Richelieu to the Princess of Lamballe" (Offert par le due de Richelieu a la princesse de lamballe). One vignette is signed "Bertien" at the lower edge, and depicts a man with lute serenading two seated young ladies in a landscape setting; the other depicts a landscape setting with trees in the foreground and mountains in the background. Elaborate gilt bronze wreath and swag handles with gilt bronze mounts, gilt bronze-shaped plinth base. Lid with gilt bronze pineapple finial. 43" H x 17" W. French, 19th century.
The Estate of Margaret Harold Roberts, Lookout Mountain, Georgia.
Lid with old repaired breaks to rim. Possible restoration to neck of urn to one side. Paint restoration to left-hand reverse side of urn, visible under UV light inspection. Some light craquelure to both vignettes, scattered losses to clear glaze on cobalt ground.