Musette, a Maltese dog, Jean-Baptiste Gille (French, 1798–1868, active Paris), Hard-paste porcelain, French, Paris

Musette, a Maltese dog

Maker:
Jean-Baptiste Gille (French, 1798–1868, active Paris)
Modeler:
after a model by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (French, Anizy-le-Château 1824–1887 Sèvres)
Date:
1855–68
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.44
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
Signature: Incised on back of base: Gille Jne F.ant / Paris; incised on top of base, at rear: A. CARRIER

Inscription: Incised on front of base: MUSETTE
[ Michael Hall Fine Arts , New York , by 1977; sold to MMA ]