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  • Place of origin:

    Doccia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775-1785 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Doccia porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed hard-paste porcelain painted with red enamel and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Lt. Col. K. Dingwall, DSO with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 24, shelf 1

Physical description

Plate of tin-glazed hard-paste porcelain painted with red enamel and gilded. Wavy edge, and in the middle is a rustic landscape. On the rim are three gold borders.

Place of Origin

Doccia (made)


ca. 1775-1785 (made)


Doccia porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed hard-paste porcelain painted with red enamel and gilded


Diameter: 23.2 cm

Descriptive line

Plate of tin-glazed hard-paste porcelain, Doccia porcelain factory, Doccia, ca. 1775-1785

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

94. Soup dish with a landscape
circa 1775-1785
hard-paste porcelain with tin-glaze painted in
purple and gold
diam. 23,2 cm
no mark
inv. C.235-1923
gift: Lt. Col. K. Dingwall, DSO through The Art Fund
The dish is decorated with a large landscape in the centre and three smaller ones on the brim; this was one of the most popular decorations used at Doccia. The motif of the landscape is found on different types of Ginori porcelain starting in themid-18th century (cat. 74) until late in the 19th century
(cat. 75). A variation is represented by the presence of figures in the landscape; see, for example cat. 98-102. The shape of the plate and the chiaro-scuro style of the painting suggest a date for this plate of about 1775-1785.
Bibliography: unpublished

p. 106, Cat. 94
Frescobaldi Malenchini, Livia ed. With Balleri, Rita and Rucellai, Oliva, ‘Amici di Doccia Quaderni, Numero VII, 2013, The Victoria and Albert Museum Collection’, Edizioni Polistampa, Firenze, 2014

Labels and date

Tin-glazed porcelain
ITALY (DOCCIA); last quarter of 18th century
(Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995) [ca. 1995]


Tin glaze; Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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