Lovely Pair of Antique Gilt Bronze and White Marble Cassolettes

Lovely 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 Pan’s head.

The lovely white marble vase is delicately curved and decorated in the upper register by a rose and acanthus leaves garland on three sides, all linked to the finally depicted Faun’s heads.
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.
The round base is decorated with an acanthus rosette

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 1880

H: 9.45"Reference number: R-212