• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art & Ceramics

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 199

    A SEVRES (THIRD REPUBLIC) MODEL OF MINERVA AND SOCLE

    DATED 1882-1888, THE SOCLE WITH GREEN PRINTED LOZENGE KILN MARK S.82. INCISED M 82 4 AND PAINTED A.S, IRON-RED PRINTED RF MONOGRAM DÉCORÉ MARKS FOR 1888 TO BOTH, DESIGNED BY ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE IN 1883

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    A SEVRES (THIRD REPUBLIC) MODEL OF MINERVA AND SOCLE
    DATED 1882-1888, THE SOCLE WITH GREEN PRINTED LOZENGE KILN MARK S.82. INCISED M 82 4 AND PAINTED A.S, IRON-RED PRINTED RF MONOGRAM DÉCORÉ MARKS FOR 1888 TO BOTH, DESIGNED BY ALBERT-ERNEST CARRIER-BELLEUSE IN 1883
    The goddess of Wisdom modeled seated resting her arm on a shield centering the mask of Medusa, wearing a short scaled cuirass edged with gilt entwined snakes over her richly draped chiffon, her helmet with grotesschi, its plume supported on the back of a griffin, delicately decorated overall in manganese and touches of blue and covered in a tinted glaze, raised on a fluted columnar socle, moulded with a ribbon-tied wreath and enriched with gilt bands
    14 5/8 in. (37.2 cm.) high, overall


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    For a version of this model identified as by Carrier-Belleuse see the Encyclopedie du Siècle, Paris, p. 45. For a biscuit version see the L'Exposition Universelle de 1889, Paris, no. 247. Also compare Georges Vogt, La porcelaine, Paris, 1893, no. Q214.