Cupid

Unglazed soft-paste porcelain (biscuit) with enamel and gilding | 12.5 x 6.4in | 1780-1790

Etienne-Maurice Falconet; Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

A seemingly bashful Cupid, with a quieting finger to his lips and head bowed, may actually be more menacing than he appears. His true designs are revealed by the discovery of his left hand which cunningly reaches for an arrow from his quiver while hi...
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