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Cup

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    1724-1727 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ortolani, Lodovico (painter)
    Vezzi porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Museum number:

    C.15-1911

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 24, shelf 7

Physical description

Cup of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, and with figures in a landscape. Bell-shaped with no handle. On either side are medallions surrounded by scrollwork and foliage with, on one side, Venus seated watching Cupid who is shaving his bow, and on the other with Venus seated and putting her arms about Cupid.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)

Date

1724-1727 (made)

Artist/maker

Ortolani, Lodovico (painter)
Vezzi porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 8.3 cm, Diameter: 7.6 cm

Object history note

Painted with subjects taken from "Scherzi d'Amore", a set of engravings by O. Fialetti and published in Venice in 1617.

Descriptive line

Cup of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, possibly painted by Lodovico Ortolani, Vezzi porcelain factory, Venice, 1724-1727.

Labels and date

Cup
Porcelain
Perhaps painted by Lodovico Ortalani with subjects
taken from "Scherzi d'Amore", a set of engravings
by 0. Fialetti and published in Venice in 1617.
ITALY (VENICE, VEZZI); 1724-7
C.15-1911
(Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995) [ca. 1995]

Materials

Hard paste porcelain; Enamels

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Scrollwork; Foliage; Figures; Landscape

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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