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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Sèvres (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1787-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sèvres porcelain factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Biscuit porcelain and a gilded stand

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:

    769A-1882

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Figure in white biscuit porcelain of a maiden seated on the ground and reading. On an oval stand of turquoise-blue and gold.

Place of Origin

Sèvres (made)

Date

ca. 1787-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Sèvres porcelain factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Biscuit porcelain and a gilded stand

Marks and inscriptions

Two 'L's
In blue enamel

'FF'
In blue enamel

Dimensions

Height: 18.4 cm, Length: 21.6 cm base

Object history note

One of a pair with 769-1882. From a model made by Boizot in 1780.

Descriptive line

Figure in white biscuit porcelain of a maiden seated on the ground and reading, Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, 1787 or later

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Maxwell, Christopher. French Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century. V & A Publishing, 2009. Cat. 69, p. 76

Production Note

This pair of models are known as Le philosophe and L'etude. They have been attributed to Boizot, but without evidence, as others could have provided models for his approval.

Materials

Biscuit

Techniques

Gilded

Subjects depicted

Woman

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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