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    Sale 1987

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

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 203

    TWO SEVRES BISCUIT FIGURES OF CHILDREN

    CIRCA 1765, THE BOY INCISED F FOR FALCONET

    Price Realised  

    TWO SEVRES BISCUIT FIGURES OF CHILDREN
    CIRCA 1765, the boy incised F for Falconet
    The first depicting a little boy running, holding his hat on his head with his left hand, his shirt at his hip with his right; the second a rat catcher, a trap held at her right hip, leaning forward to feed the begging rodent at her feet
    4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high, the boy; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high, the girl (2)


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    The present model of the little boy running, Le Coureur, is from a group of children modeled by Etienne-Maurice Falconet between 1764 and 1766. For a detailed discussion of the group, see Marie Noëlle Pinot de Villechon amd Véronique Milande, Falconet à Sèvres 1757-1766 ou l'art de plaire, Exhibition Catalogue, Musée National de Céramique, Sèvres, 6th November 2001 - 4th February 2002, p. 125-131, cat. nos. 53-65.

    For three other figures from this series, see Property from the Estate of Roama Spears, Christie's, London, 31 March 2008, lot 12.

    Provenance

    Mrs. John W. Cristner, Dallas, Texas; Christie's, New York, 30 November - 1 December 1979, lot 166.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF LEO & DORIS HODROFF (LOTS 203-204)