Sevres – Tray – Paul Jean Milet

Sevres – Tray – Paul Jean Milet

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Paul Jean Milet (France, 1870-1950)
Blue ‘Marmoreus’ Serving Tray
porcelain in ormolu mount
13 7/8” wide x 12” diameter x 2 1/8” high

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Description: An Elegant French blue ‘Marmoreus’ serving tray with ormolu handles by Paul Jean Milet (France, 1870-1950), c. 1911-1930. The large round form is modestly raised on an integral collar foot complimented by ormolu mounts.

Markings: Paul Millet’s ‘M P Sevres’ backstamp c. 1911-1930 

Condition: Antique, Very Good
For Accuracy: an antique it may show expected light signs of age. There are a couple short and light surface scratches, these are negligible and commensurate with age. The colour is intense with an elegant and sophisticated presentation. 

Artist Biography: Paul Jean Millet (France, 1870-1950). Ceramicist and Chemist. Son of ceramist Felix Optat Milet (1838-1911), nephew of Ambroise Milet (Franc, 1829-1916); Descent from a long lineage of local potters. Like his father and uncle, Milet trained at Manufacture de Sevres (France, Est. 1740), and worked at his Father’s Sevres based pottery founded in 1866 where he would take over operations in 1899. The Milet pottery had a close working relationship and collaborated with Manufacture de Sevres, L. Narbonne, Emile Belet, Lucien d’Eaubonne, Lucien Simonnet, and Froment-Delormel, Grand Depot (Paris), La Samaritaine, Galeries Lafayette, Gallery 8 (Sevres), Showroom 51 (Paris). and were family friends of Clement Massier who exhibited regularly at the Milet family Delvauz Boutique. In 1899 he married Marie-Louise ‘Celine’ Gibert, sister of Paul Gibert the director of Haviland (Limoges, France, Est. 1842). Their son Henri Milet took over as director of the Milet pottery in 1931 where the Paul and Henri would collaborate on the factory’s output. EXHIBITIONS & MEDALS: Obtained a diploma of honor at the Arts of Fire Exhibition (1897); Exhibited at the Salon des Artist François; Gold Medal at the Universal Exhibition (1900), Exhibition of Decorative Arts (1902); Exhibition at the Palais Galliera Porcelain Exhibition (1907, 1909, 1911). (Source: Wikipedia)


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