Gorgeous Pair Of Ormolu And White Marble Cassolettes

Gorgeous Pair of Antique French, Louis XVI Style, Gilt Bronze Cassolettes with white Marble bodies.

Standing on a round marble base lined with Ormolu pearls, the Cassolettes rise up on three ram hooves, ending in a carefully carved Ram’s head.
A central ring holds the legs firm.

The lovely white marble vase is delicately curved and upheld below by a gilded acanthus spoke ending in a gorgeous rosette.
The upper part of the marble vase is decorated 3 ribbon tied rose garland that have, on purpose a slightly rosier, guilt then the remainder of the Ormolu details.

The removable lids convert to a candle scone, and are decorated on the lid side by a Berry finial resting on acanthus leaves, while the other side is carved with acanthus leaves.

These lovely Louis XVI Style Cassolettes were in high fashion under Napoleon the Third’s reign.
They can be used to grace a mantelpiece or as candlesticks.
Circa 1870