1800's continental bisque figurine - Napoleon & Josephine tribute

I am fairly certain that this figurine is French or perhaps German. There is no makers mark. The color palette of a peachy orange was favored by the Christian Nonne factory at one time. But because the factories all copied each other this is not enough to make a definite attribution.

This couple was a statement of the french court and the customs of the time. I love the details, the simpering stance of the young lady with her long ringlets. The way she leans on her companion for protection. The gentleman's hand placement in his vest as Napoleon was known for. The facial covering to protect him from the less than pleasant street odors.

The figurine stands about 9 1/2 inches at the tallest point. The overall condition is very good given the age. It might even pre-date 1800. There are no chips or cracks. The peach coloring is worn in some spots. The back of the figurine appears discolored with age, particularly around the base area where there is foliage.

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Item ID: RLB-10-#A383

$395 USD

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