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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Soup Plate

ca. 1790-1800 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Soup plate of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels, moulded and gilded. Moulded wavy edge. Painted with groups of large flowers in enamels and gold.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels, moulded and gilded
Brief description
Soup plate of hard-paste porcelain, Doccia porcelain factory, Doccia, ca. 1790-1800
Physical description
Soup plate of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels, moulded and gilded. Moulded wavy edge. Painted with groups of large flowers in enamels and gold.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 24.1cm
Marks and inscriptions
'14' (In red)
Gallery label
PLATE Porcelain Mark: "14" in red ITALY (DOCCIA); about 1770 Gift of Mrs Herbert Allen (Maude Louise Alien) C.153-I922 (Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995)(ca. 1995)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Herbert Allen (Maude Louise Allen)
Subject 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, 2014p. 79, Cat. 5757. Soup dish circa 1790-1800 hard-paste porcelain with tin-glaze diam. 24,1 cm under “14” inv. C.153-1922 gift: Mrs Herbert Allen Bibliography: unpublished These dishes and the soup dish are decorated with a typical Ginori motif known “al tulipano”, see cat. 54. The execution of the motif, the sketchy painting style and the less refined range of colours suggest that the platters and the soup dish can be dated to the end of the 18th century. The gold highlights which were used in the middle of the 18th century to add shine and elegance to the pieces, have almost completely disappeared. The tulip motif was one of the most representative decorations used at Doccia and continued to be used in the 19th century. For amid-18th-century example see GINORI LISCI 1963, plate X and in this volume cat. 53. In the Register of the museum there is a note that states that the oval dish and soup dish (cat. 56-57) were purchased by Mr Herbert Allen the husband of Maude Louise, who gave them to the museum along with numerous other porcelain objects (fromC.34-1922 toC.185-1922; see also cat. 80, 88, 109). L.F.M
Collection
Accession number
C.153-1922

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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