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This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

To be exhibited at

The Open Art Fair

This is an extremely rare Bow group of ‘The Fortune Teller’ modelled by the so called ‘Muses Modeller’.

The inspiration for this model was taken from a print announced in the Mercure in April, 1738 by Pierre-Alexandre Aveline titled ‘La bonne aventure’ (1738) after a painting by François Boucher (1703-70), for a Beauvais tapestry in the series 'The Italian Village Scenes'. A copy of the etched and engraved print is in the Victoria & Albert Museum.  

Circa 1750-4

Provenance: Sir Jasper and Lady More, Linley Hall, Shropshire

Literature: 
Peter Bradshaw Bow Porcelain Figures, p.76, pl.42
Patricia Ferguson, Ceramics: 400 years of British Collecting in 100 Masterpieces – for a very similar decorated version and a full description from where this group derives.

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