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

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Boy offering flowers
Year
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
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

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