" 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.
Period : 1890
Origin : France, Paris
Height : 33.85 in
Width: 13.77 in
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.