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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.
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