The subject is probably taken from an opera and a ballet of Jean Joseph Vadé(1720-1752), poet, songwriter and playwright. An opera, La Fileuse, was performed on 8 March 1752 and a ballet with singing, La Fontaine, was performed on 16 Sept. 1754.
The sculptor Charles Gabriel Sauvage, called Lemire, 1741-1827, also worked at the factories of Lunéville and Niderviller.
With a modern turned wood base.
Condition – No restoration, minor damages to extremities
Literature – The model is listed in Régine Plinval de Guillebon, ‘La Manufacture de Porcelaine de Guerhard et Dihl dite du duc d’Angoulême’, French Porcelain Society, IV, 1988, p.19
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