President Mole

French
about 1790
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), After Etienne-Pierre Gois (French, 1731–1823)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

39.05 x 33.97 cm (15 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1989.1

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste biscuit porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Figure of Mathieu Mole (1584–1656), who served as the first president of the Paris parliament from 1641 until 1651 and played a pivotal role in negotiating peace during the Fronde.

Inscription

Incised on plinth: "LR3" for Josse-Francois Le Riche, head of the sculpture atelier at Sevres 1757-68, and 1775-1801.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Caleb Loring, Jr., Randolph J. Fuller, John L.Gardner, and John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund