Jun 14, 2007
Jun 14, 2007
Jun 14, 2007
Jun 14, 2007

Figure of the Dancer (La Danseuse)

Figure of the Dancer (La Danseuse)


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Vincennes Porcelain Factory

(France, 1740-56)

modeled by

Pierre Blondeau


after a design by François Boucher

(French, 1703-1770)

Unglazed soft-paste porcelain (biscuit porcelain)

Overall: 21.6 x 14 x 8 cm (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1961.10.1


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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