Pedestal table consisting of a dish based on a vase and supported by three quilins.
Porcelain and bronze in two patinas
Monogramma ES for Edme Samson.
Monts realised by Maison Marnyhac.
The maison Marnyhac is the commercial name for the company of marbles and artistic bronze, set up on avenue de l'opera and then rue de la Paix at the end of the 19th century. It specialised in the production of luxury objects and took part in the Universal Exhibition of 1878 where it won a medal and competed with the most famous companies.
The second half of the 19th century was characterised by an eclecticism of sources of inspiration ; there was renewed interest in the Far East with the opening up of Japanese markets to the western world from 1868. The trend towards Japanese and Chinese styles can be seen in contemporary creations that integrated Japanese vocabulary into their decors to correspond with the trends at the time.