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The Birth of the Dauphin

  • Object:

    Figure group

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1781 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Locré and Russinger's porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Biscuit porcelain

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Lt. Col. K. Dingwall, DSO with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case X, shelf 1

Physical description

Biscuit porcelain figure group with Marie-Antoinette seated next to the crib of the Dauphin, surrounded by allegorical figures and two putti bearing a shield.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1781 (made)


Locré and Russinger's porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Biscuit porcelain

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed arrows and 'K'


Height: 32 cm approx., Diameter: 30 cm base approx.

Descriptive line

Biscuit porcelain figure group, 'The Birth of the Dauphin', by Locré and Russinger's porcelain factory, France, ca. 1781.



Subjects depicted

Eagle; Putti; Globe; Flaming heart; Fleur de lys


Ceramics; Porcelain; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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