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An image of Girl offering flowers by Sèvres
Alternate image of Girl offering flowers by Sèvres Alternate image of Girl offering flowers by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Girl offering flowers
Year
circa 1766-1773
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

14.6 x 8.4 x 6.0 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.200
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

Along with Boy offering flowers (L2012.171), the figures were known at Sèvres as la guirlande debout and le porteur de couronnes. Part of the girl’s floral garland is now missing. The figures were originally modelled by Falconet after designs by Boucher. The mark indicates that these examples were made after Falconet’s departure when Bachelier as director of sculpture.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 101 (colour illus.). cat.no. 129