A Beautiful Pair Of Athenians in gilded and chased Bronze depicting a covered pot with an Acorn finial.
The Athenian is supported by three pillars with Feminine heads and human feet.
The base are decorated by stripes of heart.
In this case the feminine figure is Psyche, the Butterfly Soul of Greek and roman Mythology.
She is the one Cupid or Eros falls in love with!
These two cassolettes are exquisite in their décor, with intact gilding, just stunning!
They are decorated in the Louis XVI Style and are dated to circa 1860