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Auction archive: Lot number 413

A SEVRES BISCUIT PORCELAIN FIGURAL GROUP

Estimate
£800 - £1,200
ca. US$985 - US$1,478
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 413

A SEVRES BISCUIT PORCELAIN FIGURAL GROUP

Estimate
£800 - £1,200
ca. US$985 - US$1,478
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

A SEVRES BISCUIT PORCELAIN FIGURAL GROUP, 'LES GOURMANDS' OR 'LES BUVEURS DE LAIT' FROM THE MODEL BY ÉTIENNE-MAURICE FALCONET (1716-1791) THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY Incised 'F' 18cm high Note: Falconet was appointed Director of Sculpture at Sevres in 1757 and modelled a variety of Enfants subjects in biscuit for use as table sculptures to compliment the factory's table services. This model would have produced on the orders of Jean-Jacques Bachelier (1724-1806), Director of the Royal Factory at Sevres who is generally credited with instigating the use of un-decorated biscuit porcelain in this way. Cf. Lot 115, Christie's, 2nd/3rd December 2016, from the estate of Denise Bernstein, hammer $2k. Condition Report: There is a large section of the fish box missing. Firing faults generally. Condition Report Disclaimer

Auction archive: Lot number 413
Auction:
Datum:
14 Jun 2022
Auction house:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom
info@dreweatts.com
+44 (0)20 78398880
Beschreibung:

A SEVRES BISCUIT PORCELAIN FIGURAL GROUP, 'LES GOURMANDS' OR 'LES BUVEURS DE LAIT' FROM THE MODEL BY ÉTIENNE-MAURICE FALCONET (1716-1791) THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY Incised 'F' 18cm high Note: Falconet was appointed Director of Sculpture at Sevres in 1757 and modelled a variety of Enfants subjects in biscuit for use as table sculptures to compliment the factory's table services. This model would have produced on the orders of Jean-Jacques Bachelier (1724-1806), Director of the Royal Factory at Sevres who is generally credited with instigating the use of un-decorated biscuit porcelain in this way. Cf. Lot 115, Christie's, 2nd/3rd December 2016, from the estate of Denise Bernstein, hammer $2k. Condition Report: There is a large section of the fish box missing. Firing faults generally. Condition Report Disclaimer

Auction archive: Lot number 413
Auction:
Datum:
14 Jun 2022
Auction house:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom
info@dreweatts.com
+44 (0)20 78398880
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