Tall, elegant, beautifully glazed and quintessentially Art Deco. A rare lidded urn by Paul Milet in Sèvres. Featuring a pink glaze with a black stippled effect. Bearing an early Paul Milet mark in use from circa 1911 to 1930. Paul Milet, son of Optat Milet, came from a well-defined lineage of potters. Optat Milet began his career as a modeler for Sèvres in 1862, and opened his own ceramics factory in 1866. Paul Milet entered his father's pottery workshop in the town of Sèvres in 1894 and for the next 36 years produced high-quality ceramics sold through Parisian shops and interior decorators. 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. Stands 12 7/8" tall x 6 1/2" wide. In overall good condition. There are some small edge chips to the knob on the lid.