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Antique French Louis XVI Style Ormolu Encrier by Blaise Millet

Blaise Millet active 1853-1918
A fine, Belle Epoque, gilt bronze and Carrara marble encrier in the Louis XVI style. The seated figure of a putti with arms outstretched holding aloft a candle sconce in each hand, flanked by a pair of inkwells, containing sand sifter and a glass inkwell, with a central ormolu dish tray. The rectangular base with concave corners, mounted with inset guilloche friezes, standing on beaded toupie feet. Retaining the original gilding with some wear and staining to the marble as to be expected.

Height 11″ (28cm)

Width  10 1/2“ (27cm)

Depth 7 1/2“ (19cm)


Circa 1880