324 Superb Paul Milet Sevres Pair of mounted modernist Vases

Superb Pair by Paul Milet (1870-1950) modernist Vases. These are in the much rarer red ceramic and are mounted in silver plated mounts. The Condition is excellent and they have the Milet and Sevres marks on the base.

 Height 8" ( 20cm) Max Diam 4.25" (10cm)
€1450 Pair

Paul Milet is the son of the ceramist Félix Optat Milet (1838-1911). After training in the laboratory of the Manufacture de Sèvres, he became a chemist and worked in the factory founded by his father in 1866 at 8, rue Troyon in Sèvres, a stone's throw from the Manufacture. From 1890, he gradually took over from his father. Like him, he will continue to benefit from the collaboration of the artists of the National Ceramics Manufacture of Sèvres. In 1899, he married Marie-Louise Gibert (known as Céline), whose brother Paul held the position of director in Paris at Haviland, a famous Limoges porcelain manufacturer. Paul Milet worked with his father Optat Milet until his death in 1911, then with his son Henri, a ceramics engineer, who was appointed director of the factory in 1931, which did not prevent father and son from work in close collaboration. Participation in exhibitions
At the Salon des artistes français, Milet exhibits unique but also utilitarian pieces: inkwells, empty pockets, candlesticks. He obtained an honorary diploma at the Fire Arts exhibition in 1897.