19 May 2004
A VINCENNES GLAZED WHITE FIGURE: LE JOUEUR DE MUSETTE OU CORNEMUSE
MODELLED BY BLONDEAU AFTER FRANCOIS BOUCHER, CIRCA 1752
The young boy with tousled hair leaning against a tree stump playing the bagpipes, a basket of flowers and vegetables at his feet
7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high
with Dragesco & Cramoisan, Paris.
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The present model was edited in three sizes in both glazed and biscuit porcelain and with variations in the modelling. Cf. The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection; Christies, New York, 21-22 March 1991, lots 105 (biscuit) and 166 (glazed).
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