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A Buen Retiro white biscuit group of three putti
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A Buen Retiro white biscuit group of three putti

LATE 18TH CENTURY, INCISED CROWNED FLEUR DE LYS MARK

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A Buen Retiro white biscuit group of three putti
Late 18th Century, incised crowned fleur de lys mark
Modelled after the Sèvres original with three naked putti, one standing astride another on all fours, the standing putto blowing a conch shell, his hair with a crown of reeds, another putto kneeling before him and reaching up to the shell, on a circular mound base applied with foliage (head of putti on all fours broken off and broken through and restored, chipping to foliage)
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high
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The Sèvres original, Les Enfants à la conque, was first modelled in 1757 by La Rue, and an example is illustrated by Émile Bourgeois and Geo. Lechevallier-Chevignard in Le Biscuit de Sèvres (n.d.), pl. C6, no. 224.
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