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Figure - L'Amour menaçant
  • L'Amour menaçant
    Falconet, Étienne-Maurice, born 1716 - died 1791
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L'Amour menaçant

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1758-1766 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Falconet, Étienne-Maurice, born 1716 - died 1791 (modeller)
    Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste biscuit porcelain on porcelain stand painted in enamel colours

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Arthur Russell Johnson

  • Museum number:

    C.125&A-1965

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case X, shelf 3 []

Physical description

Base inscribed with quotation from Voltaire: 'Qui que tu sois, voici ton maitre/Il l'est, le fût, ou le doit être'

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1758-1766 (made)

Artist/maker

Falconet, Étienne-Maurice, born 1716 - died 1791 (modeller)
Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste biscuit porcelain on porcelain stand painted in enamel colours

Marks and inscriptions

Interlaced 'L's in blue enamel on stand

a fleur de lys (?) in green enamel for Taillandier (?)

'LG' in gold on the stand for Le Guay CHECK MARK

'F' (incised on figure) indicating the period (1757-1766) when Falconet was Chef de l'atelier at Sèvres

Descriptive line

Porcelain figure of cupid with a porcelain stand painted in enamel colours, made by Sèvres porcelain factory, France, 1758-1766

Production Note

Modelled 1758 and on sale by December of that year. The figure is based on Falconet's sculpture of this subject in marble, exhibited at the Salon in 1757, the plaster model for which was exhibited in 1755. See Falconet a Sevres exhibition catalogue, Musee de Sevres, 2001, cat 91A, where the example exhibited is dated 1757-1766.

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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