A RARE SEVRES ROYAL BUST
Sèvres porcelain Royal factory, 1831.
Fully marked : “Grand feu” mark : 11 a(oû)t (18)30, blue printed mark for ornamentation : 1831, mark of gilder possibly Mme Micaud.
Incised marks : Regnier 1817/Mas/F-32-n°3.
Realized by Jean-Etienne Mascret père (called Mas, active 1811-1848) after a model by J.M. Ferdinand Régnier.
Heigth : 30 cm.
This is one of the 7 busts hastily delivered to the Mobilier de la Couronne on January, 23rd 1832 (actually 10 busts but 7 with blue pedestal), following the intronisation of Louis-Philippe on the throne of France.
Two of the 10 others busts delivered to the Crown are known, one with blue pedestal is at the Musée national du château de Fontainebleau (inv. F1132C, originally delivered to Saint-Cloud), the other one without blue pedestal is at the Château de Chantilly (inv. OA2358).