11 - 12 June 2003
A Continental white biscuit porcelain figure of a harvester
Late 18th Century, most probably Buen Retiro
After the Vincennes original by Blondeau, with a headscarf tied under her chin, holding up her apron with her left hand and securing a large sheaf of corn with her right hand, standing before another large sheaf of corn and a rock on a shaped square rockwork base (chipping to sheaves of corn, extensive firing cracks and firing fault to hem of skirt at front)
5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high
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The Vincennes original, La Moissonneuse, was first modelled in 1752 by Blondeau after Boucher, and an example is illustrated by Émile Bourgeois and Geo. Lechevallier-Chevignard in Le Biscuit de Sèvres (n.d.), pl. C4, no. 437.
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