figure group

manufacturer: Derby porcelain factory (English, estab. circa 1748, closed 1848);  after: Sèvres porcelain factory;  after a model by: Etienne Falconet (b.1716, d.1791);  François Boucher (French, b.1703, d.1770); 

circa 1880-1900
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Description
figure, from a pair of the Wigmaker and Shoemaker. The Wigmaker, figure of a man standing dressing the wig of a seated female. The figure group sits on a white rococo base with gilt decoration.
First modelled by Falconet at Sevres circa 1755-65, after a series of paintings by Boucher, circa 1745 of 'the Grand toilette" then made by Derby, circa 1775-1800, both in biscuit. then by Staffordshire, circa 1825. While these figures copy the original pair of the same subject, they lack the precise detailing and understanding of the topic found in the original pair
Maker and role
manufacturer: Derby porcelain factory (English, estab. circa 1748, closed 1848)
after: Sèvres porcelain factory
after a model by: Etienne Falconet (b.1716, d.1791)
François Boucher (French, b.1703, d.1770)
Production place
Staffordshire, England
Production date
circa 1880-1900
Credit line
gift of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, 1999
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection and Christine Bell
Accession number
5141.1

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