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Title

Boy offering flowers

circa 1766-1773


Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -


About

Along with Girl offering flowers (L2012.200), the figures were known at Sèvres as la guirlande debout and le porteur de couronnes. The crown of flowers held out by the boy 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. The male figure is one of 12 reproduced in a set of engravings by PF Tardieu published c1761.


Details


Date

circa 1766-1773


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

14.2 x 8.0 x 6.8 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.171


Artist information

Sèvres

Works in the collection

37


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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