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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:

    Biscuit porcelain on ormolu base

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. H. Fitzhenry

  • Museum number:

    C.373&A-1909

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 26, shelf 4 []

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

Biscuit porcelain on ormolu base

Descriptive line

Figure of Cupid, modelled by Étienne-Maurice Falconet, made by the 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.

Materials

Biscuit

Categories

Porcelain; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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