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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. While showing a taste for a return to nature, it also carries a moralizing warning. Indeed, the broken jug is part of the well-known 18th-century codes for evoking the loss of virginity. The distraught look on the face and the hands knotted on the lower abdomen take on a whole new meaning. Similarly, the peonies she wears are a symbol of shame. This statuette is an opportunity to warn women of the dangers of coquetry. The sculpture is based on a painting by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) in the Louvre.

Circa: 1860

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

Condition report in good condition. 

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

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