French School, (19th century); French. Medium: ceramic. Date: 19th Century. Director of the Sevres porcelain factory; professor of mineralogy at the Natural History Museum in Paris; established basic principles of ceramic chemistry; collaborated with Georges Cuvier (1769-1832) on 'Essai sur la geographie mineralogique des environs de Paris'; studied trilobites and created a classification system of reptiles; personifications of industry and commerce; Provenance: Musee de l'Ile de France, Sceaux, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.