Pair of Early 19th Century French Incense Burners in Louis XVI Style
France Ca 1820
Extremely elegant design and high quality for this pair of Louis XVI style white marble and or moulu mounted "Brule-parfums" made during French Restauration time. They were used to scent a room. The urn has a lower part in marble outside but gilded metal inside to contain the embers (or burning oil) and the aromatic components. The upper part is an openwork lid in chiseled and gilded bronze topped by a pine cone which will dissipate the perfumed vapors all around. Each urn is surrounded by a beautiful garland and adorned under by ormolu foliage and a pine cone. Resting on three feet surmounted by satyrs heads, terminated by ram's feet and elevated by a marble base having a chased mascaron in its center.