C1830 Old Paris Figure of Hipster


This "Old Paris" or Vieux Paris porcelain figure shows an 1830s hipster standing by his basket of grapes and drinking form a gilded wine glass. In the Troubadour style popular at the time, this hard paste figure stands 25 cm tall. Th painted enamel colours are rich and vibrant. There is a minor repair to the left foot of the base. All the porcelain manufactories working in Paris were forced out, mostly to the Limoges region, when Paris was rebuilt in the 1860s and 70s to the mostly Victorian period city what we see today.

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