These two terracotta sculptures are placed on majestic mahogany pedestals.
From 1752 the manufacture of Sèvres produced a series of eight biscuits, called "the Boucher children" which were very successful, among others with Madame de Pompadour who bought them on several occasions. Among these are "the bagpiper" and the "dancer" created by the sculptor Pierre Blondeau after a model by François Boucher.
The biscuit representing the bagpiper will be taken again in the 18th century in terracotta, a copy of which is in the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City (H: 1.02m)
In the 19th century, the bagpiper was combined with the dancer to make a pair. Some examples of these terracotta sculptures are known, one of which is at the Château d'Omonville in Normandy.
H of the column: 43 3/4 in
h of the bagpiper: 41 in
h of the dancer: 42 1/2 in
total high: 86 1/2 in
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