Sculpture in Sèvres porcelain biscuit
Small porcelain biscuit sculpture representing a bird perched on a floral composition created by Josette Hébert-Coëffin in the 1940s for the Manufacture de Sèvres. Signature of the artist and marks on the biscuit base.
Sculpture entirely handmade by our craftsmen in the workshops of the Manufacture. Shades and variations may appear from one piece to another, making each one almost unique.
Created by the sculptor Josette Hébert-Coëffin, this bird reveals the artist's talent for observation and taste for fauna.
Born in 1907 in Rouen, Josette Hébert-Coëffin is a French sculptor and medalist. In 1937, she was the first woman to be awarded a prize by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in New York and won a gold medal at the Universal Exhibition. In the same year, she began to create models for the Manufacture de Sèvres.
A rare woman sculptor at the Manufacture de Sèvres, Josette Hébert-Coëffin proved to be a very talented animal sculptor.
Did you know that?
In order to get as close as possible to her animal subjects, Josette Hébert-Coëffin assiduously frequented the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, where she was able to meet a wide variety of birds and species of all kinds.
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