20 May 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 3,750
Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,000
A VINCENNES BISCUIT FIGURE GROUP OF A LITTLE GIRL AND HER PUPPY
Circa 1755, incised script JB monogram for Bachelier
The young girl standing before a basket of grapes resting on rockwork, leaning forward to cuddle her puppy balanced on its hind legs on the same rocks
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
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Jean-Jacques Bachelier, active at Vincennes and Sèvres 1748/51-1793. The JB monogram on biscuit figures was employed solely while he was directeur de sculpture from 1751-7 and 1766-73. The self-proclaimed inventor of biscuit porcelain (1749), Bachelier was directeur artistique (decoration) 1751-1793. This position included the supervision of the atelier de sculpture until 1757 when Falconet assumed these duties, and again in 1766 upon Falconet's departure for Russia.
Property from a Distinguished Collection; Arts of France, Christie's, New York, 21 October 1997, lot 96.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTION