1910 Cheminey from Hippolyte Boulenger still on Sale!

Earthenware and terracotta mantel dating from 1910 made by Hippolyte Boulenger Company.
Hippolyte Boulenger compagny has realized many parisians building’s entrances and bought up Creil & Monterau’s earthenware factory in 1920.

This merger has risen the firm to a national fame with the most prestigious orders as wall-coverings in the Paris metro.

Underneath the mantel, a terracotta setting represents a salamander. A legendary amphibian whose stories are related to fire. It likely originates from the tendancy of many salamanders to dwell inside rotting logs. When placed into a fire, the salamander would attempt to escape from the log, lending to the belief that salamanders were created from flames – a belief that gave the creature its name.

Available at Andrée Macé Gallery in Paris.

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The salamender:

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