10 July 2007
A SEVRES WHITE BISCUIT GROUP OF L'AUTEL DE L'AMITIE
Perhaps modelled by Boizot, the nymph with her hair garlanded with roses draped in a flowing robe tied at her waist, holding a heart before a columnar altar where Cupid lights his quiver of arrows with a torch, the column with swags of roses, on a rectangular base (Cupid's left wing a restored replacement, the nymphs right arm broken and restored above elbow, some slight grinding to edge of drapery and a small associated crack, some losses to garlands in her hair)
12½ in. (31.7 cm.) high
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Cf. Emile Bourgeois, Le Biscuit de Sèvres (n.d.), pl.22, no. 74.
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