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A SÈVRES FIGURE OF VENUS

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A SÈVRES FIGURE OF VENUS
Circa 1770

The nude goddess seated on a rocky outcrop, her hair tied up in a chignon and braids, a drape loosely pulled about her thighs, two billing doves at her foot (slight chips and firing cracks), incised 8 and script B to base
9 1/4in. (23.5cm.) high

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Possibly after the original model by Pigalle executed circa 1770

For a discussion of Pigalle's work, see Svend Eriksen and Geoffrey de Bellaigue, op. cit., pp. 108 and 109. One of his best-known works was a biscuit bust of Madame du Barry, produced in 1771, of which she bought seven copies in 1772
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