Plate

ca.1800 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Soup plate of tin-glazed hard-paste porcelain painted with red and blue enamels and gilded. Circular with a small foot ring. The centre is painted with a spray of flowers, leaves and fruit in Kakiemon style, enclosed by a band of diaper-work with a prunus blossom placed at intervals. The rim has a border of alternate foliate design and smaller diaper reserves. Gilding on some of the flowers in the central sprays, and traces of gilding round the rim.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded
Brief Description
Soup plate of tin-glazed hard-paste porcelain, Doccia porcelain factory, Doccia, c.1800.
Physical Description
Soup plate of tin-glazed hard-paste porcelain painted with red and blue enamels and gilded. Circular with a small foot ring. The centre is painted with a spray of flowers, leaves and fruit in Kakiemon style, enclosed by a band of diaper-work with a prunus blossom placed at intervals. The rim has a border of alternate foliate design and smaller diaper reserves. Gilding on some of the flowers in the central sprays, and traces of gilding round the rim.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 22.6cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Crossed swords (In blue)
  • '10' (Impressed)
Gallery Label
Soup Plate Tin-glazed porcelain Marks: crossed swords, in blue and "10", impressed ITALY (DOCCIA); 1770-1780 Gift of Mr. R.J. Charleston C.310-1976 (Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995)(ca. 1995)
Credit line
Given by Mr. R.J. Charleston
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
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, 2014pp. 83-84, Cat. 6363. Soup dish with Imari decoration circa 1800 hard-paste porcelain with tin-glaze painted in colours and gold diam. 22,6 cm crossed swords in blue; a blue dot; the number “10” impressed inv. C.310-1976 gift: Mr R.J. Charleston Soup dish with oriental decoration in colours and gold, the mark is fake. The dish with Imari type decorations is typical of the production of Doccia from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century (A. Biancalana, in LA MANIFATTURA TOSCANA DEI GINORI 1998, cat. 56-57, 76-100; CASPRINI 2000,p. 185-189).This attributionis also supported by the type of clay, masso bastardo, Which was made exclusively by Ginori, except for a few rare pieces made at the Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea in Naples after the arrival of some craftsmen who had worked at Doccia. (BIANCALANA 2008, p. 40-57). Masso bastardo is a hybrid ceramic made of a mediocre quality clay from Montecarlo near Lucca, covered with a tin-glaze similar to that used on maiolica (BIANCALANA 2006, p. 48-92). The dating of this dish is based both on the type and the execution of the decoration which are extremely simplified with respect to similar products made at an earlier date. A.B. Bibliography: unpublished
Collection
Accession Number
C.310-1976

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