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Honoré-Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau

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Inscription

On the base is inscribed Mirabeau's reply to the royalist M. de Breze, who ordered the members of the National Assembly to disperse: "Allez dire a ceux qui vous envoyent/ que nous sommes icy par la Volonte du peuple/ Et que nous n'en Sortirons que par la force des Bayonettes [Go tell those who send you that we are here by the will of the people and that we will only leave here by the force of bayonets]".

Signed

Signed on the socle: "Manufacture des porcelaines des sieurs Baverstock et compagnie, rue Amelot No 9, boulevard du Temple a Paris".

Provenance

By 1978, with Fabius Frères Antiquaires, Paris; 1978, sold by Fabius Frères Antiquaires to the MFA. (Accession date: February 16, 1978)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

French (Paris), About 1791–92

Object Place

Paris, France

Dimensions

81.9 cm (32 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.47a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste biscuit porcelain; hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration (socle)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain