A massive pair of Minton Renaissance Figures by Albert Carrier de Belleuse, with marble plinths, dated 1876
Lot 157
A massive pair of Minton Renaissance Figures by Albert Carrier de Belleuse, with marble plinths, dated 1876
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 13,667) inc. premium

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A massive pair of Minton Renaissance Figures by Albert Carrier de Belleuse, with marble plinths, dated 1876 A massive pair of Minton Renaissance Figures by Albert Carrier de Belleuse, with marble plinths, dated 1876
A massive pair of Minton Renaissance Figures by Albert Carrier de Belleuse, with marble plinths, dated 1876
Representing Spring and Autumn after the original models by Carrier de Belleuse, both modelled as a scantily clad maiden, one carrying a sheaf of corn, her left foot resting on a turtle, the other pouring water from a vase into a much larger vessel beside her, the figures left white, their costumes in green and celadon picked out in gold, the figures 74.5 and 71cm high, impressed MINTONS and date codes, incised 384, one impressed 'A Carrier' on upper surface of base (some wear to gilded highlights, one base drilled with associated crack), together with a pair of tall marble columns, 94cm high (4)

Footnotes

  • These impressive models were exhibited by Minton at the London International Exhibition in 1862. Both were described as a 'Renaissance Figure'. For versions in unglazed parian see Paul Atterbury (Ed.), The Parian Phenomenon, p.79, fig.120.

    Albert Ernest Carrier, also known as Carrier de Belleuse (1824-1887) trained in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and settled in England, working at Mintons as a senior modeller alongside fellow Parisian Leon Arnoux. Carrier returned to Paris in 1855 from where he continued to supply models to Minton and other manufacturers in France and England. While working at Sèvres from 1864-71 Carrier was assisted in his studio by Auguste Rodin
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