A wonderful terracotta bust of a woman, probably of either Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships - or Demeter the Greek goddess of agriculture. Created by French sculptor and painter Josse Francois Joseph Leriche (1729-1812). Leriche worked at the Sevres factory from 1757, where he was in charge of the sculpture workshop. The sculpture is a very early work of his and is signed and dated on verso “Leriche, F., 1753”, mounted on a round breche d’Alep marble base. Excellent overall condition with expected wear and imperfections due to age, great patina. Dimensions: 27" h overall (22" actual sculpture height) x 7" diameter base. Provenance: descended from the Guilhot De Lagarde family of Rivesaltes, France.
Another shopper has this item in their Cart or Wish List
Featuring period furniture, fine art, quality porcelain, silver and decorative accessories.
Celebrating family business since 1983! New Hampshire's finest group shop. Family owned and operated. 200+ dealers.