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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 204

    A SEVRES BISCUIT FIGURE OF AN EGG SELLER (LA COQUETIERE)

    CIRCA 1760, INCISED D

    Price Realised  

    A SEVRES BISCUIT FIGURE OF AN EGG SELLER (LA COQUETIERE)
    Circa 1760, incised D
    The young girl holding out her apron filled with eggs, a covered jar of eggs at her left, a rolled scarf atop her kerchiefed head as a stabilizing base on which to balance the jar
    6¼ in. (16 cm.) high


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    The present figure of a girl was modeled by Falconet after an engraving by F. Joullaine of the painting by François Boucher of 1751 entitled La Petite Laitière. See Rosalind Savill, The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain, London, 1988, vol. ii, p. 609.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 18 May 1989, lot 233.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS