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A STRASBOURG FAIENCE GROUP

CIRCA 1750-55

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A STRASBOURG FAIENCE GROUP
CIRCA 1750-55
Modelled with a shepherdess and a recumbent sheep, the shepherdess wearing a purple and yellow blouse, purple flowered white apron, brown and ochre flowered yellow skirt and puce shoes, seated on a pile of rocks covered with moss and grass, a tree-stump to her right, a vase on her left, the vase applied with two large pink roses and on a puce marbled plinth with white panels, on an elongated rectangular grassy mound base (sheep's right ear lacking and left ear a replacement, shepherdess's left thumb lacking, left forearm restuck and minute repair to nose, broken through base below sheep's left foreleg and repaired, further small damages and repairs)
9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Ernesto Blohm Collection, no. 6 (attached Collection label).
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Lot Essay

A less complete example in the musée de Strasbourg is illustrated by Henry-Pierre Fourest and Jeanne Giacomotti, L'oeuvre des Faïenciers français du XVIe à la fin du XVIIIe siècle (1966), p. 245.
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