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A pair of vases of Josephine Bonaparte sold for sensational 455.800 Euro
A pair of vases with lids of historical significance, decorated with views of Malmaison, porcelain, KPM Berlin 1803-1813, Realized price € 455.800
At the Dorotheum auction on 13th October 2011, this pair of porcelain vases of considerable historical significance decorated with views of Chateau Malmaison near Paris was sold to a German telephone bidder for the sensational sum of 455.800 Euro. Originally produced at the Royal Porcelain Manufactory Berlin (KPM), the pair of vases was to date considered lost. Intended as a personal present from Queen Luise of Prussia to Joséphine Bonaparte, wife of the then French Consul, production was delayed for two years after commissioning, and when the gift finally reached its recipient, Napoleon's wife had meanwhile become Empress of France.
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