MANUFACTURE NATIONALE DE SEVRES – AGATHON LEONARD – “DANSEUSE AUX FLAMBEAUX A DROITE”, N. 15, 2eme GRANDEUR, CIRCA 1900
“DANSEUSE AUX FLAMBEAUX A DROITE”, N. 15, 2eme GRANDEUR, CIRCA 1900
Biscuit, the carved bases with a relief decoration of leaves and cabochons highlighted with gold
Height of the sculpture: 38 cm.
Height of the base: 11.2 cm.
The model exists in two different heights: 57 and 38 cm. Between 1901 and 1923, 59 examples of each version
were executed. The bases were bought directly from the Sèvres Factory.
This series is part of a set composed of fifteen different models that were presented at the Paris Exposition Universelle
of 1900. A complete set was given as a diplomatic gift to the Csar and Empress of Russia in October 1901.
Other complete sets are in the French Embassy in Prague, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London
and at the Musée national de Céramique at Sèvres
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1897, section sculpture. A. Léonard exhibits 10 models representing le jeu des écharpes
Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1900
Émile Bourgeois & Georges Lechevallier-Chevignard, Le Biscuit de Sèvres, tome II, Pierre Lafitte & Cie, Paris, 1909, ill. pl. 17, no. 1119
Agathon Léonard Le geste Art nouveau, Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Roubaix and Musée département
de l’Oise à Beauvais, 2003, ill. p. 48, no. 23