A SÈVRES GROUP OF 'LA FEUILLE A L'ENVERS' OR 'LA SURPRISE' Circa 1760

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A SÈVRES GROUP OF 'LA FEUILLE A L'ENVERS' OR 'LA SURPRISE' Circa 1760

Modelled as a boy teasing a girl with a leaf, he seated above her on a tree-stump, she rolling on the ground at his feet (damages to his fingers, her left arm restored at shoulder and foot restored, other minor damages), incised F to the base
7 5/8in. (19.5cm.) high

Lot Essay

First modelled by Falconet after Boucher in 1760

Cf. Ruth Berges, op. cit., Collector's Choice, pls. 255-256

A similar example of this group and it's pendant from the Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection were sold in our New York Rooms, 21 March 1991, lot 134
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