Sevres (French, founded 1745), 1873; together with a stand and "Annual Report of the National Museum 1910"; hard-paste gilded porcelain with cobalt marble ground and gold powder; with applied bronze dore handles having mask decoration; body decorated with tied gilded oak leaves and inscribed, "Commission International Du Metre/Paris-1872/Jules E. Hilgard/Vice-President- de la Commission/Delegue/des/Etats-Unis D'Amerique"; the interior of the rim marked (green) "S.73", (red) "Dore A Sevres/RF/73"; the base "873". Together with a mahogany renaissance revival stand with inset marble panel; contained in a rim decorated with stylized anthemion; on turned pedestal; and rising on a tri-parte base with cloven feet; stamped "Vincent"; with the Smithsonian Institution "Annual Report of the National Museum 1910", issued 1911 together with materials from the museum where the piece was on loan. Approx. of the vase. h. 27", w. 11"; stand, h. 30.5", w. 15.75".
Note: Julius Erasmus Hilgard, (German/American,