Cast marble
H. 5 7/8 in (15 cm)
L. 2 1/2 in (6.5 cm)
W. 2 1/8 in (5.5 cm)
Weight: 0,36 kg
Product Code: 001445
Availability: In Stock

Etienne-Maurice Falconet (1716-1791) made monuments and sculptures from marble, bronze and porcelain. The dynamic flow of the Baroque gradually ceded in his work to the grace, naturalism and delicacy of rocaille. While Falconet was in charge of the sculpture atelier at the Manufacture royale de porcelaine at Sevres he crafted models for porcelain statuettes. Cupid with Water Vessel is a miniature copy of a garden sculpture based by Falconet on a series of paintings by the artist Francois Boucher (1703-1770). Allegorical figures symbolized the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. This exquisite Cupid figure, with his vessel pouring out a never-ending stream of water, represented the most changeable and forbidding of the elements.

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