A rare biscuit figurine made by Sevres between 1766 and 1773. He is known as Le Batelier de Saint Cloud' or the Boatman of Saint-Cloud. The figure is made of biscuit porcelain (unglazed porcelain) and is of a young gentleman dressed in breeches and long white stockings, a nice vest and jacket with a hat on his head and a scarf around his neck. He is standing on a nice base with a tree trunk behind him.
These early Sevres figures are becoming really hard to find. And this one is larger than many and modeled with lots of nice detail which is a lot crisper than in glazed figurines! The figure is marked underneath with an incised F for Falconet who modeled the piece with Bachelier and approved it hence the F under it.Falconet added his F to pieces he approved. He is in OK condition but has seen better days and needs some TLC from a good restorer. His right hand is missing, there is a piece of the flower by the tree trunk missing, a chip to the leaves in the back, a bunch of firing crack to the base, his head was off but that is hard to spot, a finger on his other hand is missing a piece, his right leg was broken just above the shoe, his shoe came off the base when it broke through the stump, a chip to his hat and the ends of two branches in the back are smoothed over. It all sounds worse than it is and he still displays quite nicely as is but a good restorer could bring him back to perfection and then he would be an amazing figure! The piece is 9.375 inches tall, 4.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches deep. Quite heavy as it is made of a solid piece of porcelain. If you like my goodies have a look at my other auctions for a lot more top maker pieces like Mennecy, St. Photos are part of the description - if you need others just let me know exactly what you are looking for and I'll take care of it speedily! Please do not send me questions on items other than my own! Porcelaine porcellana Porzellan Vincennes statuette bisque French France. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Sculptures & Figurines". The seller is "kpmisbetter" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.