- New York, E. F. Bonaventure
- 1911, Baltimore, Henry Walters, par achat
- 1931, Walters Art Museum, par legs
- Museum's website, May 22, 2013
Museum's website, May 22, 2013:
With the emergence of neoclassicism, Sèvres began to manufacture unglazed porcelain replicas of statuary. Known as biscuit (twice cooked), the ceramic was fired in preparation of the paste and again in the shaping of the pieces. These pieces were based on the works by J.-B Pigalle. The Mercury is modeled after the life-size statue Pigalle made for Frederic II's palace, Sans Souci.