31 March 2008
A SEVRES WHITE BISCUIT FIGURE OF 'LE JOUEUR DE MUSETTE' OR 'LE JOUEUR DE CORNEMUSE'
CIRCA 1760, INCISED F
After a drawing by François Boucher, modelled playing the bagpipes, a basket filled with flowers at his feet surrounded by fruit and vegetables, standing before a tree-stump on a stepped rectangular base (some chipping to pipes of bagpipe and petals)
9 in. (22.8 cm.) high
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See Émile Bourgeois and Georges Lechevallier-Chevignard, Le Biscuit de Sèvres (n.d.), no. 367, which is a variation of an earlier model from the Enfants Boucher series modelled by Pierre Blondeau.
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