Lovely Pair Of Louis XVI Style Ormolu & Marble Cassolettes

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

Standing on a round white marble base, the Cassolettes rise up on three ram hooves, ending in a carefully carved Ram’s head.
The Delicate chiseling of the Ram Heads is truly gorgeous.

The beautiful 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.

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.
The quality of the Ormolu is exquisite.

They can be used to grace a mantelpiece or as candlesticks.
Circa 1870