Asia standing by a shield embossed with a camel above censer, Africa reclining over a lion beside an upturned cornucopia.
On the 10th November 1752, 264 livre was paid to Claude Le Boitteux ‘pour les modèles de deux groups représentans les quatres parties du monde’. (Préaud and d’Albis, La Porcelaine de Vincennes, p.174, no. 180).
Until recently the only pair of these groups of the four continents known were those at Sèvres – Cité de la Céramique.
Our group has now joined the pendant group of Europe and America in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. They now form the only other recorded pair.
Bought by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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