Large pair of marble mounted bronze vases, Maison Millet in Paris.

Large Cipolin marble vase topped with three light candelabras, last quarter of 19th century. gilt bronze mounted baluster vases, decorated with plants. High quality work, characteristic of Maison Millet in Paris. Cipolin marble is a variety of marble used by the Romans. At the end of the reign of Louis XVI, there is a craze for this type of minerals with thick green wavy ribs, tending to blue and crossed by thick layers of white mica. We know the success of the porphyry of Egypt, the marbles of Italy, the jasper, the agate, the malachite, the lapis lazuli, or the cipolin in the manufacture of mounted objects.

About the artist

The Maison Millet produced various things. In its end, it was more works of Art Nouveau style. Concerning art objects and furnitures, its production was considerable and like most Maisons of the time, its reproduced truthful copies of 18th century masterpieces but also its proper works. One can very well identfy the Millet style in their creations which are not too far from old works. Millet used his own high quality bronze models His bronze chasing was very detailed and meticulous. Millet produced lots of finely crafted art objects and luminaries.

About the context

Keen interest in the past and especially for the 18th century had a strong influence on the artistic production of the time, particuliarly concerning furnitures where it boosted orders of copies of style works.This led to the systematic use of something essential in the manufacturing process which is the artistic creation, and each manufacturer, each workshop of the 19th century had its own style and imprint.

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Dimensions

Height : 33,85 in
Width : 13.77 in

Time 1890
Origin France, Paris
Materials Cipolin marble and gilt-bronze
Reference Millet-vases-Cipolin09
Large pair of marble mounted bronze vases, Maison Millet in Paris.

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