Biscuit porcelain figure c1851

This figure was made from the Great Exhibition of 1851 by one of the greatest French makers, Giles.

It is made from biscuit porcelain and the inclusion of a broken pitcher in the arms of the figure signifies a loss of innocence or virginity.

Did you know? Crystal Palace, constructed of cast iron and plate glass, was home to the Great Exhibition in 1851, when it housed an impressive display of around 100,000 objects, stretching over ten miles.

Did you know? By the time the Great Exhibition closed, one quarter of the entire British population had visited Crystal Palace to marvel at the extraordinary array of exhibits.

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Biscuit porcelain figure c1851
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