Incredible 19th century Paris Porcelain Figure, made by the Gille Studio, depicting a darling young girl exquisitely dressed, carrying her butterfly net, hoping to catch one of the beauties in the garden. Founded in 1845, Charles Baury was a modeller at Gille Jeune and together with Désiré Vion acquired the firm on the rue Paradis-Poissonnèrie, later moving production to Choisey-le-roi in 1875.
Fine Old Paris Porcelain from the 1870's, charming, youth in all its innocence and feminine charm. Dressed in a lovely dress of softest Cream Yellow, edged with Pink ruffles, and Limoges Apricot ribbon. Hand applied gilt three dimensional details of ribbons and embroidery make her dress exquisite, as do the two modeled French Pink bows. She wears a lovely hat, edged with lace and applied gilt millinery leaves. On her feet, the most delicate Apricot slippers with gilt ornamentation. The details are wonderful. The colors are vibrant and pleasing, her features are breathtaking and so very lifelike.
She is lovely, that is truly the beauty of this piece, her face is so beautifully done. On a porcelain base, this antique French Porcelain is much heavier than the pieces from the 1900's. She will steal your heart as she stole mine. Marked with a green over glaze anchor on the base. Of note: There is a tiny chip to one of the ruffles on her petticoat, the bottom of the handle of the butterfly net has gone, and one of the fingers holding that handle has a small part missing. Never mind that, we can forgive her these minor blemishes after one hundred and thirty~five years or so. She radiates beauty, elegant French style and childhood's innocence. This high quality, sought after and very collectible Paris Porcelain makes an absolutely fabulous addition to your collection. Measures: 17~1/4" x 6" x 6~1/4".