A biscuit group inscribed 'L'insomnie', Sèvres, France, early 19th C.

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Dim.: 33 x 26 x 24 cm

Condition: (UV-checked)
- With retouching visible to the left hand and foot.
- With one of the bed's feet glued in, with a chip to the drapery just next to this foot.
- With the drapery below the bed on the putto's side with consolidation to a baking crack.
- The base on this side bearing an inscription 'A B. 12.6. -11-.
- A filled baking crack along the base, also visible on the upper base.
- The surface with a number of small baking flaws.

Provenance: A Belgian private collection.

Modeled by Louis-Simon Boizot in 1799, the first example sold in 1800. Produced in the style of Joshua Wedgwood, the group is a pendant to another called 'La Femme au bain'. (link)

Ref.:
- Sèvres, Cité de la Céramique, Inventory Nr. MNC17829 (link)
- Sotheby's, Paris, April 6, 2011, lot 167. (Sold EUR 8.125) (link)

Price incl. premium: € 3,060