Collection Online
porcelain (soft-paste)
22.3 × 15.2 × 13.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Chantilly, Oise, France
Accession Number
International Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of Mr Peter Wynne Morris, Governor, 1997
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Digitisation Champion Ms Carol Grigor through Metal Manufactures Limited
Gallery location
17th & 18th Century Decorative Arts & Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Physical description
The companion piece is a white, glazed figure of a man, seated on drapery and kneeling on one knee, hunched over, holding a knife (which rather resembles a sickle) to a whetstone on the ground before him, and with head turned upwards.