A DERBY BISCUIT FIGURE GROUP OF 'THE ALPINE SHEPERDESS'
A DERBY BISCUIT FIGURE GROUP OF 'THE ALPINE SHEPERDESS'

CIRCA 1775, INCISED 178, AFTER A MODEL BY ETIENNE-MAURICE FALCONET

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A DERBY BISCUIT FIGURE GROUP OF 'THE ALPINE SHEPERDESS'
Circa 1775, incised 178, after a model by Etienne-Maurice Falconet
The shepherd and shepherdess seated holding hands, a recumbent lamb at her left
7 1/8in. (18.1cm.) high

Lot Essay

See Peter Bradshaw, Derby Porcelain Figures 1750-1848, London, 1990, p. 287, no. 234 for a discussion of this popular Derby model, based on a biscuit group modeled by Etienne-Maurice Falconet for the Sèvres factory and in turn based on scenes from a French comic opera of the 1750's.
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