Antique BISQUE Figurine Statue Children Playing Cello Hand Painted Early French Porcelain Bisque Victorian Decor Caton Blue Under Glaze Mark

$649.00

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An exceptional bisque figurine statue of two children, a young boy and girl, playing a giant cello, there is an opening to the back of the cello indicating it could be used as a vase. This figure is of the finest quality, quite heavy and well executed. Attributed to the early French market.

Measures: 12" tall, 5 1/2" wide

Blue mark on bottom in the shape of a star, underglaze. blue scepter mark French in origin

Condition: the tip of the boy's finger is missing, otherwise no other breaks, cracks, or repairs, paint is excellent.

According to the History and Description of French Porcelain by Ernest Simon Auscher the mark on the bottom indicates this piece was either created and crafted by a painter by the name of Canton whom as listed in the book on page 185 executed subjects of pastoral scenes, children and portraits.
We are unsure if this mark is an indication that the piece was executed by this artist himself in the mid to late 1700s or if this is an indication the piece is after another work by the artist. This piece is of the finest quality with wonderful detail and is reminiscent of Sevres pieces.


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