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Bust of Louis XV

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Pair with 1983.44. Bust of Louis XV in white biscuit, fits onto molded tapering royal blue glazed pedestal with gold and white mouldings.


Stands: Interlaced Ls in Gold


By 1964, R. Thornton Wilson, New York [see note 1]; 1983, bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson. (Accession date: January 12, 1983) NOTES: [1] From 1964 until the time it was made a gift, this object, and MFA object 1983.44, were on loan to the MFA by R. Thornton Wilson.

Credit Line

Bequest of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson

French, about 1760


Overall: 26.4 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm (10 3/8 x 5 x 4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste biscuit porcelain (bust); soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration (pedestal)




Ceramics, Porcelain