Late 18c Early 19c French Faience Large 1/2 Scale Figure Of Madame Roland No Res
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Late 18c Early 19c French Faience Large 1/2 Scale Figure Of Madame Roland No Res:
LATE 18C EARLY 19C FRENCH FAIENCE LARGE 1/2 SCALE FIGURE OF MADAME ROLAND NO RES
This listing is for a late 18th or early 19th century French faience art pottery ½ size figure of Madame Roland. The figure is large and substantial sculpture; she measures 42 ¼ inches or 106.68 cm high, and is about 14 inches or 35.5 cm at its widest. The sculpture itself weighs 65 pounds.
The full figure stands on a square pottery base; she wears a full length dress in the high fashion of the late 18th early 19th centuries. Her skirt is red, white, and blue stripe with a red sash and blue coat. In her hand she holds a piece of folded paper. The base is marked with her name “MD ROLAND”. This is for Marie-Jeanne Phlippon Roland, better known simply as Madame Roland (1754 – 1793). She was, together with her husband Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière, a supporter of the French Revolution and influential member of the Girondist faction. She fell out of favor during the Reign of Terror and died on the guillotine.
The condition is as follows; there is a hairline from the base partially up her dress measuring around 7 inches long. There is also a glaze flake on the bottom rim of the base. Please see the many photographs.
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