A strikingly Beautiful Antique Pair of French Louis XVI Style Ormolu Cassolettes
The cassolettes have sphere shape upper bodies which are decorated with a gorgeous geometric chiseled band while the lower part of the domed is decorated with an inverted berry.
The mounting is held by 3 Sphinges mounted as grotesques ending in hooves.
The pedestal is star shaped resting on lions paws and topped by a laurel wreath.
The reversible domed shaped cover is decorated on one ends with a berry shaped finial, while the candle holding side is lined with acanthus leaves.
The ensemble is lovely, typical of the Louis XVI Style though the pair hark back to Napoleon the Third’s era, circa 1870
A beautiful décor item.