Four Hard-Paste Sevres Porcelain Figures of Fauns and Bacchantes, circa 1774-1780

These figures of Le Faune aux Cornes, Le Faune a la Flute, La Bacchante a l’Amphore and La Bacchante au Sistre were designed by Taraval in 1773 as part of a new group of sculptures for table centrepieces.

Louis XVI was the biggest buyer of these models, purchasing examples in 1774, 1775, 1777 and 1780. Few examples survive.

Heights 25 to 26.5 cm


Purchased by the Musée du Château de Versailles, 2010



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