A pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century ormolu Brûle Parfums by Paul Sormani
A pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century ormolu Brûle Parfums by Paul Sormani
A pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century ormolu Brûle Parfums by Paul Sormani
A pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century ormolu Brûle Parfums by Paul Sormani
A pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century ormolu Brûle Parfums by Paul Sormani
A pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century ormolu Brûle Parfums by Paul Sormani
A pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century ormolu Brûle Parfums by Paul Sormani
A pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century ormolu Brûle Parfums by Paul Sormani
A pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century ormolu Brûle Parfums by Paul Sormani

PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877)

A pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century ormolu Brûle Parfums by Paul Sormani

19th century France

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A handsome and extremely high quality pair of French Louis XVI st. 19th century marble and ormolu mounted Brûle Parfums possibly by Paul Sormani*. The pair are raised by ormolu bun supports below SIenna marble bases. Above is a tripartite ormolu base with concave sides decorated by foliate branches. Three winged griffins sit below reeded supports with a central beaded band and a spiral fluted central fut. The Gris St. Anne marble lidded urn is elegantly decorated by three female caryatids playing trumperts designed with large acanthus leaves and flanked by C scrolled berried foliate branches. The lid is fitted within a pierced palmette designed band. The lid is decorated by a berried finial. Exceptional and original gilding throughout. 
*This pair of brûle-parfums is after the model attributed to Pierre-Philippe Thomire from the study of Empress Eugénie at the Tuileries, today in the Louvre (OA 5505). The model was later copied by Paul Sormani in the 1870s.Although we were unable to find Sormani’s signature on the bronze, Sormani was the only bronzier at that time period to create this brûle parfums  model, and the quality of chasing on this piece are indicative of his work.

Paul Sormani ( 1817 – 1877 ) one of the most recognized 19th century French cabinet maker. Paul Sormani established his firm in 1847 at 7 Cimetiere Saint-Nicolas in Paris. Sormani participated in major international exhibitions of 1855, 1862 and 1867. Awarded a bronze medal in 1849 and a first-class medal in 1855. At the Universal Exhibition of 1867, his work has been described as “a quality of workmanship of the highest order".
Excellent
Dimensions
Height 19.00 inch (48.26 cm)
Depth 9.00 inch (22.86 cm)
Diameter 9.00 (22.86 cm)
Stock Code
5749
Medium
Marble and ormolu
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