Large Art Deco French Sevres ceramic figurine / statue by Paul Jean Milet, son of Felix Optatus Milet. In the form of a pair of parakeet love birds resting on a geometric form pedestal base.
Beautifully modeled and stunning vibrant colors. Featuring gorgeous flambe glazes in sang de boeuf / ox blood red contrasting beautifully with the apple jade or celadon green tones of the birds.
Set on a chrome finished base. Marked for Paul Milet and Sevres, this mark was in use circa 1930.Stands 11 5/8" height x 7 1/8" wide. There are a couple of small glaze chips to the tip of the wing feather of one bird. Paul Milet, son of Optat Milet, came from a well-defined lineage of potters. Optat Milet began his career as a modeler for Sevres in 1862, and opened his own ceramics factory in 1866. Because his aesthetic preferences kept pace with the fashions of the era, his early works favoured the floral and whiplash ornamentation associated with the Art Nouveau movement.
By comparison, his later work is serene yet streamlined, with simple forms flambe glazed in high-contrast bold jazz-age colors indicative of the Art Deco era. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description.We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. The item "Art Deco French Paul Milet Sevres Ceramic Birds Statue Sang de Boeuf Red Flambe" is in sale since Friday, May 29, 2020.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\French". The seller is "micflsun" and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.