Signed 'Carrier-Belleuse 1895'
Marked 'HB Cie Choisy-le-Roi' (Manufacture Hautin-Boulenger et Cie, Choisy Le Roi)
The face of the satyr is inspired by the Roman sculpture of the Drunken Satyr now in the Archaeological Museum of Naples.
Small crack on the left paw of the centauress. Small chip on the satyr's cup.
Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse is the son of Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, of whom he was a pupil. At the school of fine arts he took lessons from Gustave Boulanger and Alexandre Cabanel.
In 1877, he acquired his first ceramic experiments with Théodore Deck.
At the 1881 salon, he won the prize for best painter, then of best sculptor at the 1889 salon.
He designed models for the earthenware factory of Choisy-le-Roi, of which he was the artistic director.