25 November 2003
A FRENCH (HARD PASTE) BISCUIT FIGURE 'LE PORTEUR DE MOUTON'
Circa 1780, blue 21, after the model by Fernex after Boucher
Modelled seated on rockwork and holding a lamb in a basket of flowers, on fitted velvet base
8¼in. (21cm.) high, the figure
Marguerite Glover, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 22-23 March 1957, lot 360
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