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An image of Group of musicians by Bourg-la-Reine porcelain factory

Bourg-la-Reine porcelain factory

(France 1772 – circa 1793)

Title
Group of musicians
Year
circa 1772-circa 1775
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
porcelain
Dimensions

27.7 x 26.0 x 19.5 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.208
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

This ambitious group was modelled by Jean-Baptiste Mô, a sculptor who had previously worked at Mennecy. Jean-Baptiste is recorded in the parish registers at Bourg-la-Reine in 1772, but does not seem to have stayed long at the factory. Another example of the same group (though lacking the standing figure) is in the Musée National de la Céramqiue, Sèvres.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 118, 119 (colour illus.). cat.no. 155