- Museum number
Bust; porcelain; boy with head to right; wears bonnet, tied under chin with ribbon; painted in colours and gilded; bonnet with gilded ribs and black diaper pattern with turquoise ground; wearing a purple floral blouse with yellow sash across one shoulder; rests on quatrefoil base with gilded rococo scrolls; elaborate plume and flower bonnet ornament; marked.
- Production date
- circa 1753-1755 (or later in the 18th century)
Height: 16.10 centimetres
Length: 6.20 centimetres (base;max)
- Curator's comments
Pair with 1923,0314.57
The pair of busts should be identified as Prince Louis-Joseph-Xavier of France, Duke of Burgundy (1923,0314.56.CR) and Princess Marie Zéphyrine of France, (1923,0314.57.CR). They were originally modelled around 1753 by Johann Joachim Kändler. Prince Louis-Joseph-Xavier, Duke of Burgundy (1751-1761) and Princess Marie Zéphyrine of France (1750-1755) were the children of Louis, Dauphin of France and Maria Josepha of Saxony. Both children died young.
For a variant of this model, see Christie's, New York, 9 October 2013, lot 521. For similar busts of young children modelled by Franz Anton Bustelli for the Nymphenburg manufactory, near Munich see 1948.1203.69 and 1948.1203.70.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number