Napoleon III and Eugénie, bisque by Gilles Jeune in Paris
Napoleon III and Eugénie, bisque by Gilles Jeune in Paris
Napoleon III and Eugénie, bisque by Gilles Jeune in Paris
Napoleon III and Eugénie, bisque by Gilles Jeune in Paris
Napoleon III and Eugénie, bisque by Gilles Jeune in Paris
Napoleon III and Eugénie, bisque by Gilles Jeune in Paris

JEAN-BAPTISTE GILLE Also known as GILLE JEUNE (worked 1837-1868)

Napoleon III and Eugénie, bisque by Gilles Jeune in Paris

1850 to 1886 France

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Rare pair of white bisque busts of Napoleon III and Eugénie, Emperor and Empress of France. After the models of Auguste Barré, official sculptor for the Imperial family. Fine details. Marked at the backs and under the piedouches.

Size: H 30cm

Manufacture of Gille Jeune in Paris, Rue du Temple. Active from 1837 till the death of Gille Jeune in 1868. Vion and Baury took over the manufactory until 1889.

In 1855, after receiving the Legion of Honour, Gille Jeune achieved great success at the Universal Exhibition with a life-size bisque bust of Napoleon III, after Auguste Barré. Gille Jeune created a matching bust of the Empress to make this lovely and rare pair.
Dimensions
Height 30.00 cm (11.81 inches)
Diameter 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
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Marked for Gille Jeune in Paris and Auguste Barré for the model of Napoleon III
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