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Lot 194

TWO LIONS IN SOFT CHANTILLY PORCELAIN OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, AND TWO FAIENCE LIDS

Estimate: $10,000 - $18,000
Starting Bid
$6,500

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TWO LIONS IN SOFT PORCELAIN OF CHANTILLY OF THE XVIII Century, AND TWO LIDS IN FAIENCE
CIRCA 1740, MARKS IN BROWN WITH HUNTING
HORN Represented lying on a curved oval base, the first looking on the left, the second on the right, with brown, green, red iron and ochre decoration in natural, ginning.


DIMENSIONS: L.: 32.5 cm. (123/4 in.) and 30 cm. (11 7/8 in.)


From the beginning of its production, the Chantilly factory created models of wild animals. Indeed Louis-Henri de Bourbon, liked to surround himself with works of art evoking hunting. He had also created in his gardens a menagerie with animals imported by the East India Company.

For a similar model with a closed back, see by Genevieve Le Duc,Porcelaine tendre de Chantilly au XVIII Century, Paris, 1996, p.147. For another model from Michael Currier's collection, see the sale at Christie's in New York, October 27, 1986, lot 182.
Provenance CHRISTIE'S PARIS from auction of 13 APRIL 2017 French taste including "Le Pavillon de Ribourg."

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