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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A pair of French biscuit ormolu-mounted figures of 'Le Berger Pâris' and 'La Tendresse Ancienne'
circa 1770
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,000 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A pair of French biscuit ormolu-mounted figures of 'Le Berger Pâris' and 'La Tendresse Ancienne'
circa 1770
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 3,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A pair of French biscuit ormolu-mounted figures of 'Le Berger Pâris' and 'La Tendresse Ancienne'
circa 1770
modelled by Louis-Simon Boizot, incised Bo, the 'Tenderness' figure, after Étienne-Maurice Falconet, standing holding two birds; the Paris figure, after Nicolas François Gillet, leaning on a tree stump holding the apple which he is offering as the price of beauty, each mounted on a marble and ormolu base.
heights 9 in. and 9 1/4 in.
22.9 cm and 23.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

The marble sculpture of 'Le Berger Pâris' by Gillet is illustrated in Tamara Préaud and Guilhem Scherf, La Manufacture de Lumières, La Sculpture à Sèvres de Louis XV à la Révolution, p. 73, fig. 8, where the authors mention on the following page the sculpture was displayed at the reception of the Académie Royale in 1757. A similar biscuit figure of 'La Tendresse' is also illustrated, ibid., p. 149, fig. 88, where the authors state that in 1769, this figure was associated to a surtout group called the 'Divinités', which included the Paris figure amongst others, such as the Apollo and Bacchus.

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