Ivory carved figure, signed Migeon
Era: 19th century.
Dim: H 4.72 in.
Dim: H 12 cm.
An ivory carved figure representing a young woman illustrating an old street trade: the bouquetière-chapelière (seller of bouquet of flowers). It was a very popular profession in the 18th and 19th centuries because flowers were present in all ceremonies such as baptisms and weddings but also balls and other parties. This character is strongly inspired by picturesque scenes from Callot.