• 500 Years Decorative Arts Euro auction at Christies

    Sale 2305

    500 Years Decorative Arts Europe Including Oriental Carpets

    20 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 353

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TURQUOISE-GROUND CHINESE VASES AND COVERS

    THE MOUNTS BY THEODORE MILLET, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, THE VASES AND COVERS 18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TURQUOISE-GROUND CHINESE VASES AND COVERS
    THE MOUNTS BY THEODORE MILLET, PARIS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, THE VASES AND COVERS 18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Each dual-handled vase mounted with reeds and bulrush, on a pierced rocaille foot, the underside of each inscribed MB
    30 1/8 in. (76.5 cm.) high (2)


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    Established by Théodore Millet in 1853, the Maison Millet operated until 1902 from premises at 11, rue Jacques-Coeur, Paris, before relocating to 23, boulevard Beaumarchais. Specializing in meubles et bronzes d'art, genre ancien et moderne, Millet was awarded medals at a number of the Expositions Universelles and, in 1902, was authorized by the director of the Palais de Versailles to replicate Marie-Antoinette's celebrated grand cabinet bijoux. An auction of the firm's inventory was held in 1906 and they finally ceased trading in 1918.

    An identical pair of Chinese vases mounted by Millet sold at Christie's, New York, 21 April 2009, lot 279 ($50,000).

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOT 353)