A LARGE FRENCH PAINTED PORCELAIN FIGURAL GROUP OF THE DOG ORCHESTRA AND CONDUCTOR, OVERGLAZE BLUE MARK, EARLY 20TH CENTURY, composed of thirteen colorfully enameled standing canines, humorously modeled in 18th century costume as orchestra musicians while playing their respective instruments, enclosing the conductor in similar attire, directing from his raised podium with music stand and dramatically gesturing his talented charges, on a "C" scroll decorated circular stand above gilt highlighted reeded sides interspersed with lozenge form marguerites, overglaze blue crossed arrows mark, reversing to a bisque underside with remnants of a paper French retailer's label. Height: 9 1/4" Width: 16 1/2" Depth: 14 1/2" NOTE: The overglaze blue crossed arrows mark is possibly that of Bloch & Cie, Paris France, recorded as having been in production in the late 19th century to early 20th century.
Overall good condition with only the conductor missing the tip of his baton, one maiden musician lacking part of her instrument, one violinist missing his bow, surface buildup throughout.
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