French Paul Milet Sèvres porcelain vase. Featuring a glazed blue and white pastoral landscape by a lake with a country cottage en verso. Signed Jager or Joger. Mounted in .950 French sterling silver collar decorated with embossed rocailles, scrolling foliage and flowers. Marked for Paul Milet and Sevres, this mark was in use circa 1911. The silver mount is hallmarked with the French Minerve 1st standard mark used from 1838, which depicts the goddess Minerva with a number 1 beside her to denote a silver content of 950/1000 (of 95% pure silver and a higher finesse than .925 sterling). Bearing maker's mark for silversmith Charles Forgelot, active 1901-1928 at 4 avenue de Clichy, Paris. In overall good condition with general wear commensurate with age. Measures 5 3/4" height x 3 1/8" wide. Optat Milet began his career as a modeler for Sèvres in 1862, and opened his own ceramics factory in 1866. His son Paul Jean Milet took over operations shortly before the turn of the century and ran the company until 1931.