Figure Pair of the Dancer (La Danseuse) and the Bagpiper (Le Joueur de Musette)

Figure Pair of the Dancer (La Danseuse) and the Bagpiper (Le Joueur de Musette)

1748-52

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Vincennes Factory

(French)

manufacturer

Pierre Blondeau

(French)

modeled by

after a design by François Boucher

(French, 1703-1770)

Unglazed soft-paste porcelain (biscuit porcelain)

The Norweb Collection 1961.10

Description

Although a few Vincennes porcelain figures exist which are glazed, the royal factory adopted at an early date the practice of producing unglazed, biscuit figures which, because of the purity of their material, resemble marble figurines. The fashion for biscuit figures first introduced at Vincennes quickly spread through Europe.

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