Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (established 1756)
1777 - 1900
hard paste porcelain; lapis lazuli; ormolu (gilt brass)
20.5 cm (H)13.5 x (W)11.5 cm (Length)Order this image
Hinton Ampner, Hampshire (Accredited Museum)
One of a pair of French biscuit figures of putti seated on lapis lazuli bases.
'L’Enfant à l’oiseau' (Bourgeois 261), one of a pair of biscuit (unglazed porcelain) figures of putti after the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714-85): mounted on lapis lazuli bases with an ormolu filet. Both models were introduced at the manufactory in 1777, after a marble by the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Pigalle (1714-85), of the son of Mme de Pompadour's godfather, Pâris de Montmartel, the court banker, executed in 1749. The model numbers relate to Emile Bourgeois and Georges Lechevallier-Chevignard, 'Le Biscuit de Sèvres, recueil des modèles de la Manufacture de Sèvres au XVIIe siècle', Paris, 1913.
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Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (established 1756), manufacturer