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ID: 700002781Record Type: Movable Work
One of a pair of Decorative Figures (statuette (figurine); Surface decoration attributed to Étienne-Simon Martin and Gu...; silver 1738 - 1750; bronze 174...; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los A...; 88.DH.127.1)
Note: In September 1752, the marchand-mercier (dealer) Lazare Duvaux recorded in his daybook that he was "to clean and restore two lacquered figures carrying sugar canes, and polish the silver sugar canes and flowers" for Madame de Pompadour, Louis XV's mistress, an important patron of the arts. This note led scholars to guess that these decorative figures may have belonged to this famous paramour. These figures are two of only a few objects documented as having been in her possession that still exist today. No other decorative pieces made in the 1700s combining bronze and silver are known.
Titles:
One of a pair of Decorative Figures (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
One pair of Decorative Bronzes (C,U,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
statuette (figurine) [300047455] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, sculpture (visual work), <sculpture by subject type>, statues)

Classifications:
decorative arts (preferred)

Creation Date: silver 1738 - 1750; bronze 1745 - 1749

Creator Display:
Surface decoration attributed to Étienne-Simon Martin and Guillaume Martin [preferred,JPGM]
artist Martin, Guillaume (French japanner, died 1749) [500005228]
artist Martin, Etienne-Simon (French japanner, died 1770) [500116465]
Locations:
Current: J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500329598] J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 88.DH.127.1
Other: Creation: Paris [7008038] Ville de Paris department (department), Île-de-France (region (administrative division)), France (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: Painted bronze and silver
paint (coating) [300015029]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>)
bronze (metal) [300010957]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by composition or origin>, nonferrous metal, <copper and copper alloy>, copper alloy)
silver (metal) [300011029]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by composition or origin>, nonferrous metal, <silver and silver alloy>)

Dimensions: Object: H: 22.9 x W: 11.4 x D: 15.2 cm (9 x 4 1/2 x 6 in.)
Cultures:
French (preferred)

General Subject:
human figure(s) (preferred )
genre

Specific Subjects:
sugarcane (material) [300266451]
.....(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, grass (plant material)) (AAT)
laboring [300379894]
.....(Activities Facet, Physical and Mental Activities, physical activities, <physical activities by specific context>, <public and interactive activities>) (AAT)
man (male human) [300025928]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by gender>) (AAT)

Related Works:
pendant of .... One of a pair of Decorative Figures [700002782]
..........(statuette (figurine); Surface decoration attributed to Étienne-Simon Martin and Guillaume Martin; silver 1738 - 1750; bronze 1745 - 1749)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
One of a pair of Decorative Figures........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
One pair of Decorative Bronzes........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Subject: ....... [JPGM,VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
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