A Sèvres Biscuit Porcelain Figure of La Baigneuse, 1766-73

A Bathing Lady designed by the sculptor Falconnet in 1763 for production in unglazed biscuit soft-paste porcelain.

Incised B for Bachelier, the head of the modelling studio at Sèvres when this stunning figure was made. It was designed by the sculptor Falconet as a marble in 1757 and by the following year he provided the Sèvres factory with a smaller model to be made in porcelain.

Height 35.3 cm


Sold to a private collector, 2002



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