21 October 2005
PROPERTY FROM THE VALENTINE COLLECTION
A SEVRES BISCUIT FIGURE OF A PEASANT GIRL, 'LA MOISSONEUSE'
Circa 1760, incised F for Falconet
The child standing before sheaves of wheat, her right arm resting on another tucked under her left arm
8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Ader, Picard Tajan, Paris; 7 June 1996, lot 72 (8,315,05 ff.)
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