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President Mole

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Figure of Mathieu Mole (1584–1656), who served as the first president of the Paris parliament from 1641 until 1651 and played a pivotal role in negotiating peace during the Fronde.

Inscription

Incised on plinth: "LR3" for Josse-Francois Le Riche, head of the sculpture atelier at Sevres 1757-68, and 1775-1801.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Caleb Loring, Jr., Randolph J. Fuller, John L.Gardner, and John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

French, about 1790

Object Place

France

Dimensions

39.05 x 33.97 cm (15 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1989.1

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste biscuit porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain