Pair of Sèvres style bisque porcelain busts by Charlier

Style of Sèvres (French, founded 1738)

£2,500

The fine busts in this pair, crafted from bisque porcelain, depict in the manner of Sèvres a pair of Bacchic revellers, replete with hair wound with grapes and vines.

 

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Description

The fine busts in this pair are made from bisque—that is, unglazed—porcelain, while the socles upon which they sit are wrought from parcel gilt cobalt blue glazed porcelain, all raised on square ormolu bases. The busts depict semi-nude Bacchanal figures, one a satyr-like man, the other a young woman; both have vines and bundles of grapes in their hair, symbolic of wine and thus revelry.

The sculptures are impressed to the reverse ‘Charlier’ and with a mark of interlaced Ls with the letter F in the centre.

Female bust: Height 27cm, width 15cm, depth 11cm
Male bust: Height 26cm, width 13cm, depth 11cm

Details

Artist / Maker
Style of Sèvres (French, founded 1738)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Neoclassical, Sèvres
Material
Bisque (biscuit) porcelain, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze), Porcelain
Colour
Blue, Gold, White

Dimensions

Height
27 cm / 10.6 inches
Width
15 cm / 5.9 inches
Depth
11 cm / 4.3 inches

Reference:
10379

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