Newly-acquired, a delightful Parian rendition of a carrara marble sculpture by the popular French genre painter and sculptor, Jean Baptiste Greuze. Its a marvelously sensitive depiction of a young maiden posed reflectively in bonnet & gown. Rich, tactile detailing draws the eye and hand of the viewer as only fine biscuit porcelain can. It was produced by the firm of Samson et Cie of Montreuil, France, probably between 1945 and 1969.
It measures 16" tall an 11" wide including the original attached cobalt-blue base. It is impressed "Genuine Biscuit" "Made in France" and incised "Apres Greuze" above the blue underglazed mark (crossed leafy branches over "S") of Samsom Cie, founded in Paris in the early 19th century.
The condition is immaculate with no damage or repairs whatsoever. Every little detail of flowers, bonnet and features are unsullied!
Incidentally, a 19th century marble version is currently available for sale in England for 2,600 Euros.
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