A Bisque Figure Group: La Marchande de Macarons Boizot/Sevres Circa 1757
A Bisque Figure Group: La Marchande de Macarons
Circa 1757
Boizot/Sevres
Porcelain
H16 1/2 x W5 1/2 x D3 1/2 inches (H42 x W14 x D9 cm)
Inventory number: SevFig_0002

Signed Boizot on one of the figurine foundations, modeled by Falconet.

The girl is trying to protect a basket of pastries form a young urchin at her left. Conceived by Etienne-Maurice Falconet in 1759 as a pendant to his group of two years earlier, Le Gourmand or Les Buveurs de Lait, the present model may be that also known in the factory’s records as Les Friands. However, the latter title may be that of a similar group depicting an urchin gobbling the cream stolen from a young merchant, the poses of the two figures virtually the same as that of the present group.