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Porcelain bisque figurine representing a young woman holding in her skirt flowers, which she has picked, probably peonies. On her arm hangs a broken pitcher. Although her hair is neat, she is wearing an untied dress with a disturbed kerchief and is barefoot, on a dirt road. Signed in hollow on the base:"G. Levy". A flounce of the dress broken and glued back.

This figurine is representative of the ambiguous subjects of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Although it shows a taste for a return to nature, it also carries a moralizing warning. Indeed, the broken jug is part of the well-known eighteenth-century codes for evoking the loss of virginity. The distraught look on the face and the hands tied on the lower abdomen take on a completely different meaning. Similarly, the peonies she is wearing are a symbol of shame. This statuette is an opportunity to warn women of the dangers they run into through coquetry. This sculpture is based on a painting by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) in the Louvre Museum.

Circa: 1860

Dim: W:16cm, D:13cm, H:48cm.

Condition report in good condition. 

Era: 19th century
Style: Romantic
Materials: Porcelain bisque
Identifier Exists False
LP : 2202
Availability : Object available
Width: 16 (cm)
Height 48 (cm)
Depth 13 (cm)
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