“Masked bal” biscuit figures , Vion&Baury Paris
A pair of large bisque 18th century court figures with masks. Both are elegantly bowing and making amorous gestures. The base is also decorated.
Size: H 44cm – diameter base: 18cm
Second part of the 19th century, raised blue pad with VB monogram mark for the manufactory of Vion & Baury in Paris. After a model designed by Charles Baury
Lit: Charles Baury (Paris 1827 – 1879) started as a pupil of Rude and became later a modeller at Gille Jeune. After Gille Jeune’s death (1868) Baury and Désiré Vion acquired the firm on the rue Paradis-Poissonnèrie. In 1875 they moved the production to Choisey-le-roi.
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