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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 7

    A SEVRES WHITE BISCUIT FIGURE OF 'LA PETITE FILLE A LA CAGE'

    CIRCA 1755-60, INCISED SCRIPT B TO SURFACE OF BASE

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    A SEVRES WHITE BISCUIT FIGURE OF 'LA PETITE FILLE A LA CAGE'
    CIRCA 1755-60, INCISED SCRIPT B TO SURFACE OF BASE
    Modelled by Pierre Blondeau after François Boucher, holding the hem of her apron in her right hand, her left hand raised to the corner of her mouth, standing before a tree-stump on a rectangular mound base (small chip to back of her bodice, minor chipping to flowers)
    8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) high


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    For another example see Émile Bourgeois and Georges Lechevallier-Chevignard, Le Biscuit de Sèvres (n.d.), no. 493. See also Antoinette Faÿ-Hallé and Tamara Préaud, Porcelaines de Vincennes, Les Origines de Sèvres, Grand Palais, Paris 14 October 1977 - 16 January 1978 Exhibition Catalogue, p. 178, for a discussion of the figure from a character in La Vallé de Montmorency. A similar example from the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection (Part I) was sold by Christie's New York on 21st March 1991, lot 131.

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