Paris Porcelain Cameo Vase
A Paris porcelain urn with twin handles having a well painted cameo of Caracalla, one of the Roman emperors, on one side, and burnished and matte gold decoration to the reverse; (losses to the gilding on primarily the base). The vase is attributed to the Nast factory active in Paris in the early 19thC.
Caracalla, Roman emperor, ruling jointly with his father, Septimius Severus, from 198 to 211 and then alone from 211 until his assassination in 217. His principal achievements were his colossal baths in Rome and his edict of 212, giving Roman citizenship to all free inhabitants of the empire.
Dimensions: 11.5″H x 7″W (max) x 4″D