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The Girl Offers Her Coin in Payment

A work made of unglazed soft-paste porcelain (biscuit).
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of unglazed soft-paste porcelain (biscuit).

Date:

c. 1757

Artist:

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, founded 1740
Modeled by Etienne-Maurice Falconet
French, 1716-1791
After an engraving of a painting by François Boucher
French, 1703-1770

About this artwork

This independently sculpted figure of a girl offering a coin as payment for the pastry she holds was originally paired with another biscuit figure, which depicts a boy selling pastries from a basket slung across his shoulder. Like many such sculptures from this period, these were modeled after designs by the French artist François Boucher (1703–1770).

Status

On View, Gallery 216

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Manufacture nationale de Sèvres (Manufacturer)

Title

The Girl Offers Her Coin in Payment

Place

Sèvres (Object made in)

Date

1752–1762

Medium

Unglazed soft-paste porcelain (biscuit)

Dimensions

H. 12.2 cm (4 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Joseph Maier and Arthur Lewis Liebman Memorial: Gift of Kenneth J. Maier, M.D.

Reference Number

1994.454

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