A Guerhard et Dihl biscuit group of <i>La Fileuse</i> or <i>La Fontaine</i>
A Guerhard et Dihl biscuit group of <i>La Fileuse</i> or <i>La Fontaine</i>
A Guerhard et Dihl biscuit group of <i>La Fileuse</i> or <i>La Fontaine</i>

A Guerhard et Dihl biscuit group of La Fileuse or La Fontaine

1781 to 1789 Paris

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The subject is probably taken from an opera and a ballet of Jean Joseph Vadé(1720-1752), poet, songwriter and playwright. An opera, La Fileuse, was performed on 8 March 1752 and a ballet with singing, La Fontaine, was performed on 16 Sept. 1754.
The sculptor Charles Gabriel Sauvage, called Lemire, 1741-1827, also worked at the factories of Lunéville and Niderviller.
With a modern turned wood base.
No restoration, minor damages to extremities
The model is listed in Régine Plinval de Guillebon, ‘La Manufacture de Porcelaine de Guerhard et Dihl dite du duc d’Angoulême', French Porcelain Society, IV, 1988, p.19
Dimensions
Height 42.00 cm (16.54 inches)
Width 30.50 cm (12.01 inches)
Stock Code
4077
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Impressed mark ‘Mfre de Mgr le duc d’Angoulême à Paris’
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