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Title

Boy offering flowers

circa 1766-1773

Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -

Alternate image of Boy offering flowers by Sèvres
Alternate image of Boy offering flowers by Sèvres
  • 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
    Location
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number
    L2012.171
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Sèvres

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  • 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.

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