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Soup plate

Soup plate

  • Place of origin:

    Naples (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1785-1787 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Naples Royal Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, gilded and moulded

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr John George Joicey

  • Museum number:

    C.1736-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 25, shelf 4

Physical description

Soup plate of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, gilded, and moulded. In the middle is a figure of a young man with a spear and shield. Round the rim are four panels with gilt birds and between them are moulded floral scrollwork.

Place of Origin

Naples (made)

Date

ca. 1785-1787 (made)

Artist/maker

Naples Royal Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels, gilded and moulded

Marks and inscriptions

'MVS. ERCOL. / SERIE DI PITTVRE / VN GIOVINE INGOGNITO / RITROVATO NEGLI SCAVI / DI GRAGNANO'
Inscribed on the back in brown

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.4 cm

Object history note

The figure is after a design discovered during excavations of Gragnano and reproduced in Le Pitture Antiche d'Ercolano, 1765, Vol. IV, Plate. 30.

Descriptive line

Soup plate of soft-paste porcelain, Naples Royal Porcelain Factory, Naples, ca. 1785-1787.

Labels and date

SOUP PLATE
Porcelain
Inscribed:'MVS. ERCOL. / SERIE DI PITTVRE / VN
GIOVINE INGOGNITO / RITROVATO NEGLI
SCAVI / DI GRAGNANO'
ITALY (NAPLES); about 1785-1787
J. G. Joicey Bequest
C.1736-1919
(Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995) [ca. 1995]

Materials

Soft paste porcelain

Techniques

Moulded; Gilded; Painted

Subjects depicted

Spear; Man; Birds; Floral; Scrollwork; Shield

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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