This item from Pia's Antique Gallery is now SOLD.
More from Pia's Antique Gallery
Pr. of 19th C. Paris Porcelain Jean Gille Bisque Figures
Offered for sale is a pair of 19th century Paris porcelain figures made by Jean Gille, depicting a pair of classically dressed women, one who is whispering her secrets to a statue in the form of a female bust perched on a pedestal, the other listening intently to a masked statue also perched on a pedestal, but behind the mask is the figure of Cupid. There must be a wonderful story to go along with these figures, although we're unsure of its origin.
The Paris porcelain studio of Gille was founded in 1845 to produce biscuit busts, statuettes and groupings in the realistic style. The talented modeler was Charles Baury, who together with Vion, eventually became the owners. Their pieces are marked with a green over glaze anchor on the base. Many of their products found their way across the ocean to America where they became sought after for Victorian mantel place ornamentation.
The figures are in excellent condition with minor restoration.
Size: 14" Height x 7" Width x 4" Depth.
If you were the pending buyer of this item, go to My Account to view, track and check payment for this item.
Pia Stratton, Johnny, or Bari
Antiques, Decorative Items, and Fine Art for everyone- from the new collector to the connoisseur
MAKE AN OFFER on already greatly reduced items. Please check out our "sale items".