Albert Carrier biscuit figurine bust


Albert Carrier biscuit figurine bust. Dated 1851-1861. A very pretty lady with light blue ribbon/scarf in her hair tied in a bow with a large white & pink rose. her top is jewelled with red spots and an ornate continuous design worked into the hem band. The detail in her face and hair is of the highest quality. This piece is signed A. Carrier on the back of the neck and HA & CO on the inside. This piece is in perfect condition. Albert Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (1824-1887) is the name used by this sculptor--born Carrier de Belleuse--on his mature pieces, after initially signing works "A. Carrier." His career began firmly in the applied arts, with his apprenticeship at thirteen to a Parisian ciseleur today known as Bauchery (or Beauchery). While at the Petite Ecole in the 1840s, Carrier-Belleuse began his lifelong practice of providing commercial houses with models for edition, as statuettes or as ornament for functional pieces. Around 1850, the sculptor moved to England as a designer for Minton China Works, at Stoke-upon-Trent, as well as for Wedgewood, Coalbrookdale Ironworks, and Graham & Jackson furniture makers. Even after returning to Paris in 1855, he continued to send models to British firms throughout his life. Carrier-Belleuse was appointed director of works at the state Manufacture de Sèvres in December 1875, where he greatly improved the quality of the models. David Haviland’s (HA & co) were established in 1842 as a major exporter and producer of porcelain in France. Havilland & co opened the largest Factory in France producing Limoges. - size Height 380mm (15") width 255mm (10") - WEIGHT 3.3KG -£2950

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