10 October 2016
AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED LOUIS SOLON PORCELAIN PATE-SUR-PATE BLUE GROUND VASE, 'MARTEL EN TETE'
CIRCA 1870, SIGNED AND DATED MILES 70
Finely painted and hand-tooled in white slip with Love in the guise of Cupid using martel to enter the mind of a young woman
17 ¾ in. (45.1 cm.) high
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The archival records of 1869 document that Louis Solon was both actively employed at Sèvres and independently producing small pâte-sur-pâte vases and plaques. These early works are often signed Miles, an acronym created using his initials.
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