A Porcelain Bust of Madame du Barry, 1770s

This unglazed biscuit soft-paste Sèvres porcelain bust of Madame du Barry (1743-93), the official mistress of Louis XV, was created from a model made for the porcelain factory by Augustin Pajou in 1771.

The bust is very rare and examples are in the Musée Lambinet, Versailles;  the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris;  and an example sold by Adrian Sassoon to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas in 2004.

Height 34cm (13")
Width 21cm
Depth 14cm




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