Tournai figure group ‘Bacchus’ with cherubs, circa 1770
Large French porcelain group, depicting Bacchus and his revelling band, each with grapevines in their hair and a drink in hand, one re-filling from the barrel Bacchus is seated on, modelled in the round on a rocky mountain, overgrown with fruiting vine, with a seated lady to the reverse holding pears.
Attributed to Tournai, c.1770
some small restorations including the upraised cup, female’s fingers
A comparable example in the Victoria & Albert Museum is a clock case with cherubs, acquired as Buen Retiro in 1875, attributed to Tournai in 1966;
(note the similar vine encrustations) . They attribute this modelling to Nicolas Lecreux.