Sep 29, 2008
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 29, 2008

Vase with Portrait of President MacMahon

Vase with Portrait of President MacMahon

c. 1872–1874

decorated by

Alfred-Thompson Gobert

(French, 1822–1894)


Constantin Renard


gilded by

Emile-Bernard Rejoux

(French, 1832-)


Jean-Denis Larue

(French, 1884)

decorated by

Jules Archelais

(French, 1865–1902)

Porcelain with gilt bronze mounts

Overall: 89.2 x 43.8 cm (35 1/8 x 17 1/4 in.)

The Thomas L. Fawick Memorial Collection 1979.40



Marie Edmé Patrice Maurice de MacMahon (1808-1893), whose portrait appears on this vase, was its first owner. He was a successful military leader who was given the titles of Duke of Magenta and Marshall of France by Napoleon III, but after France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 and the end of the Second Empire, MacMahon was elected second President of the Third Republic of France.

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