A pair of Sèvres plaques of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, circa 1790
Lot 237
A pair of Sèvres biscuit plaques of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, circa 1780
Sold for £600 (US$ 1,020) inc. premium
Lot Details
A pair of Sèvres biscuit plaques of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, circa 1780
Modelled after the original portraits by Louis-Simon Boizot, in the white, he facing sinister, she dexter, in a late 19th century frame, she 7cm, he 6.3cm (2)

Footnotes

  • Aileen Dawson, a catalogue of French Porcelain in the British Museum (1994), p.194f., notes that in 1774 Tristant le jeune was paid 4 sous apiece for a total of 1274 médaillons du Roy et de la Reine , and for the model of the same subjects pour Bague. The medallions here offered seem closely related to the portrait busts made by Louis-Simon Boizot in 1788, of which a pair can be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum (C.367-1983) and could perhaps be related to this period.
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