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    Sale 1987

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

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 211

    A VINCENNES BISCUIT FIGURE GROUP OF A LITTLE GIRL AND HER PUPPY

    CIRCA 1755, INCISED SCRIPT JB MONOGRAM FOR BACHELIER

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    Property from a Distinguished Collection; Arts of France, Christie's, New York, 21 October 1997, lot 96.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED COLLECTION