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Mennecy Polychrome Seated Pagod or Magot


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Dates Circa 1748
Medium Porcelain
Origin France
Description An early and extremely rare Mennecy (DUC DE VILLEROY) polychrome seated pagod or magot with finely painted features, including his moustache and topknot, wearing a yellow robe with iron red decoration, the back of which is painted with an underglaze blue and green flower decoration, embellished with overglaze yellow and orange flowers. A yellow double gourd bottle is over his shoulder. He sits on a wavy green base.

Marked with incised D.V.

9.5cm High

6.5cm Dia (Base)
Condition Small fills to the bottle and sleeve.
Literature Antoinette Faÿ-Hallé , Christine Lahaussois, Porcelaine Française du XV111 siècle Histoire, Motifs & Marques. P.74, no.1, (Sèvres, Cité de la Céramique), for the same model, unmarked?
Nicole Duchon, Tendre porcelain de Mennecy Villeroy, for similar models, pp.55-6p. nos. 53 & 55.