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A Sevres large biscuit group of the Judgement of Paris
A Sevres large biscuit group of the Judgement of Paris

CIRCA 1780

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A Sevres large biscuit group of the Judgement of Paris
Circa 1780
Modelled by Louis-Simon Boizot, with Paris wearing a Phrygian cap, lion's skin, breeches and sandals, kneeling and presenting Venus with the Golden Apple, she scantily draped and with a garland of laurel in her hair seated on clouds, Cupid standing to her right holding a dove and stroking a spaniel, Minerva and Juno behind her, Minerva in a helmet surmounted by an owl and wearing a breastplate over a flowing dress, her shield moulded with the head of Medusa, Juno with pearls in her hair, in a long flowing dress, lying in her chariot with two peacocks and her drapery flowing in the wind, among clouds on a high oval waisted base applied with garlands of flowers (broken through base and restored, restoration to right hand of Paris, owl's left wing, top of shield, lower part of Minerva's and Juno's dress, clouds round wheel of Juno's chariot and below Juno's feet, Venus' left index finger lacking, Minerva's right thumb restuck)
16 in. (42 cm.) high

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Cf. mile Bourgeois, Le Biscuit de Svres, no. 371.
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