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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    A SEVRES WHITE BISCUIT FIGURE OF 'LE JOUEUR DE MUSETTE' OR 'LE JOUEUR DE CORNEMUSE'

    CIRCA 1760, INCISED F

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SEVRES WHITE BISCUIT FIGURE OF 'LE JOUEUR DE MUSETTE' OR 'LE JOUEUR DE CORNEMUSE'
    CIRCA 1760, INCISED F
    After a drawing by François Boucher, modelled playing the bagpipes, a basket filled with flowers at his feet surrounded by fruit and vegetables, standing before a tree-stump on a stepped rectangular base (some chipping to pipes of bagpipe and petals)
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) high


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    See Émile Bourgeois and Georges Lechevallier-Chevignard, Le Biscuit de Sèvres (n.d.), no. 367, which is a variation of an earlier model from the Enfants Boucher series modelled by Pierre Blondeau.

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