A pair of Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted rouge griotte jardinières possibly Maison Millet fourth quarter 19th century
Each flanked by ram's heads suspending animal skin swags terminating in berried laurel pedants, all raised on a octagonal foot. height 20 1/2in (53cm); width across handles 24in (61cm)
The Maison Millet was founded in Paris by Blaise Millet in 1853 and continued by his son Théodore until 1902. They were established at 11, rue Jacques-Coeur, Paris before relocating to 23 Boulevard Beaumarchais. They were highly regarded for producing premiere quality gilt bronze work and furniture. The company won several awards in the series of exhibitions in Paris, including a gold medal in the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle and a Grand Prix in 1900.
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