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The Celebrated St. Cloud Bust of a Man, circa 1730
A finely modelled Bust of an unidentified Man on an elaborate Socle. This St. Cloud soft-paste porcelain sculpture has been in the greatest collections of French porcelain since the late 19th century. It was exhibited in Paris in 1897 and is the most formal sculptural St. Cloud sculpture known. In the late 19th century it was described as the likeness of the painter Antoine Watteau.
It belonged to the first serious scholar of 18th century porcelain, Comte Xavier de Chavagnac, Paris, then to Mrs. Dupuy, New York; René Fribourg, New York; Kenneth Galliers-Pratt, UK.
Height 23.7cm Width 13cm Depth 9.5cm