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French 18th century Louis XVI period Biscuit De Sèvres porcelain grouping by Leriche

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A sensational and very high quality French 18th century Louis XVI period Biscuit De Sèvres porcelain figure grouping named "Judgment of Paris”. This statue is signed by Josse-Francois-Joseph Leriche and manufactured and signed by Sèvres. The statue depicts... — Read More

  • Item # 9302
  • H: 18 in L: 13.5 in D: 10.75 in

    H: 46 cm L: 34 cm D: 27 cm

  • France
  • 18th Century
  • Biscuit De Sèvres Porcelain, Giltwood
  • Louis XVI Period Read More
  • (Louis XVI Period) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • Josse-François-Joseph Leriche Read More
  • Josse-François-Joseph Leriche (1741 - 1812), Mons, France. Leriche was a renowned French sculptor. He headed the Sèvres studio in France creating many statues in Biscuit porcelain displayed in the Musée de Sèvres and participated in the Grand Salon in 1801. Leriche often worked with Simon Boizot.
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