Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cupid ("L'Amour Menaçant")

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Modeler:
After a model by Étienne-Maurice Falconet (French, Paris 1716–1791 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1761
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste biscuit porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (with stand): 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm);
Height (without stand): 9 1/16 in. (23 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.230.3a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 547
Inscription: Sticker on underside of figure: S419; written in red paint on underside of figure: 508; tag attached to right wrist of figure: 56/2 7 JUL 1970/ 56/2.

Sticker on inside of stand: #276; written in red paint on inside of stand: 508; tag taped to sides of stand: 56/2 7 JUL 1970/ 56/2.

Marking: Unmarked
[ sale, Sotheby's, London , June 3, 1969, lot 114; sold for $456 to Glyde ] ; Glyde (in 1969) ; [ sale, Sotheby's, London , July 7, 1970, lot 56; sold for $120 to Rolande ] ; Rolande (in 1970) ; Charles and Jayne Wrightsman , New York (until 1970; to MMA)
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