SOLD Antique French 19th Century Paris Porcelain Figure OF Turkish Ottoman Soldier
SOLD Antique, 19th century - circa 1863, French Unglazed, porcelain biscuit sculptured, figure, by famous Paris porcelain manufacture Letu Mauger, depicting a turbaned Turkish Ottoman soldier (Zeybek or Başıbozuk warrior) standing on an elaborate grassy base wearing a colorful ottoman dress with gold gilt accessories, holding in his right hand a flintlock musket, his left hand leaning on a stripy sash with two tucked daggers, signed at the base with impressed initials LM.
Stamped at the base with embossed initials L M, French porcelain manufacture in Paris of Letu & Mauger.
Such figurines in Turkish Ottoman dress were made in the 19th century by French porcelain manufactures for Turkish market.
Pierre-Henri and Louis-Xavier MAUGER LETU settled on rue St Lazare in L'Isle Adam, in the old farm St Lazare (the former leper colony in the Middle Ages).
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CONDITION: The right hand with the gun is broken in the wrist and glued together.
MEASUREMENTS: 30 cm (11.81 inches). Tall, inclusive.