Vases by the Paris Dagoty factory, estimated at £20,000-30,000 at Bonhams.

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Made c.1800-10, one is decorated with scenes of a coastal shipwreck, the other with a placid seascape – perhaps an allusion to the political climate during and after the Revolution.

The Dagoty factory (1798-1820) was one of the principal factories of French hard-paste porcelain production. Founded by the Dagoty brothers, who had both previously worked at Dihl et Guérhard, the factory soon received patronage from the Impératrice Joséphine Bonaparte, who was a great lover of porcelain.

These vases, the property of a European noble family, are guided at £20,000-30,000.