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The Girl Offers Her Coin in Payment

A work made of unglazed soft-paste porcelain (biscuit).
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of unglazed soft-paste porcelain (biscuit).


c. 1757


Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, founded 1740
Modeled by Etienne-Maurice Falconet
French, 1716-1791
After an engraving of a painting by François Boucher
French, 1703-1770

About this artwork

This independently sculpted figure of a girl offering a coin as payment for the pastry she holds was originally paired with another biscuit figure, which depicts a boy selling pastries from a basket slung across his shoulder. Like many such sculptures from this period, these were modeled after designs by the French artist François Boucher (1703–1770).


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The Girl Offers Her Coin in Payment


Sèvres (Object made in)

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Unglazed soft-paste porcelain (biscuit)


H.: 12.2 cm (4 13/16 in.)

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Joseph Maier and Arthur Lewis Liebman Memorial: Gift of Kenneth J. Maier, M.D.

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