A Tournai Group of Le Galant surprenant la Bergère endormie

c.1765

21.4 cm high


The gallant stands under a tree with his arms raised on discovering a sleeping shepherdess reclining on rockwork.

This model can be found with a trellis arbour and also, surprisingly, exists in Tournai faience.

Condition - Minor chips to leaves and brim of her hat

Literature - An example in the Musée de Tournai is illustrated by E.J. Soil de Moriamé, Les Porcelaine de Tournay, 1910, p.355, no. 743

£7,500.00

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