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  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cozzi pottery factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels, moulded and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Herbert Allen (Maude Louise Allen)

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 24, shelf 8

Physical description

Tray of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels, moulded and gilded. Moulded in the form of a vine leaf, gilt-edged, with a stalk forming a handle. Painted in the middle with a garden scene.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)


late 18th century (made)


Cozzi pottery factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels, moulded and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

An anchor
In red


Width: 16.5 cm

Descriptive line

Tray of hard-paste porcelain, Cozzi pottery factory, Venice, late 18th century.

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

D'Agliano, Andreina, ed. Porcellane Italiane dalla Collezione Lokar, Silvana Editoriale, Milan, 2013. Published with dual text in Italian and English. The Cozzi section was catalogued by Luca Melegati. In its introduction, 71p, he states: 'Of the many readily recognizable decorations characteristic of the manufactory, the bersò a merlo d'oro, with its views of Italian gardens, remains one of the most successful.' There are two examples of items with this decoration in the Lokar collection, nos. 42 and 43. In the entry for no. 42, a plate, he states: 'The decoration described as 'a bersò', includes figures mingling under the porticoes and pergolas of Venetian villas. Such scenes were usually taken from poetical compositions and frontispieces dedicated to noble Venetian women (see Pettoello 2005, p. 645). Popular at the Cozzi factory, these idylls went on being produced after this date [1770-75]...'

Labels and date

Mark: an anchor, in red
ITALY (VENICE, COZZI); late 18th century
Gift of Mrs Herbert Allen (Maude Louise Allen)
(Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995) [ca. 1995]


Hard paste porcelain


Moulded; Gilded; Painted

Subjects depicted

Vine; Scrolls


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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