A Sèvres vase at Cheverny...Sèvres is very definitely the haute gamme of French ceramics, famous for its extensive gilding and beautiful artwork. Several distinctive highly pigmented ground colours, such as turquoise, deep blue and rose pink became strongly associated with the look of Sèvres pieces.
...and its pair.Like the Gobelins tapestry factory, the money eventually ran out and it was only the appointment of a brilliant director in the mid 19th century that saved the porcelain factory. Nowadays, like Gobelins, it is part of the Manufacture nationale, state owned and providing professional training for young artists as well as conservation and curatorial services for the many collectors and museums world wide.
If you are interested in learning a bit more about Sèvres porcelain, I found quite a good article in the Auction Central News here. There are some nice photos of a range of Sèvres attached to the article.
Note that I resisted the temptation to call this post Deux Sevres Vases, on the grounds that it would be too confusing. The département of Deux-Sevres is so called because it lies between two rivers called the Sevres and has nothing to do with the porcelain.