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Sugar bowl and cover

Sugar bowl and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Doccia (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Doccia porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste tin-glaze porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by The Marchese Leonardo Ginori Lisci, in memory of Arthur Lane

  • Museum number:

    C.112&A-1965

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Sugar bowl and cover of hard-paste tin-glaze porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Decorated with cherries, strawberries, flowers and fruit. Borders with a band of blue feathery painting under the glaze and with a gilt band.

Place of Origin

Doccia (made)

Date

ca. 1790-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Doccia porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste tin-glaze porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Dimensions

Height: 11.4 cm

Descriptive line

Sugar bowl and cover of hard-paste porcelain, Doccia porcelain factory, Doccia, ca. 1790-1800.

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

77. Sugar bowl and cover decorated with
fruit and flowers
circa 1790-1800
hard-paste porcelain with tin-glaze painted in
colours and gold
h 11,4 cm
no mark
inv. C.112&A-1965
gift: Marquis Leonardo Ginori Lisci in memory of Arthur Lane A four-lobed sugar bowl decorated “a frutta e fiori sparsi” (scattered fruit and flowers) painted in colours and gold. The knob of the cover is in the shape of a flower. This type of decoration was typical of Ginori and was used on complete tea and coffee sets and dinner services from the last quarter of the 18th century to the first quarter of the 19th century. The term “scattered fruit and flowers” was first used in an inventory dated 1780 (AGL, I, 2, f. 37, Fabbrica delle Porcellane di Doccia. Scritture e Documenti, fasc. 20). It is particularly interesting to note that the sugar bowl was given to the museum by Marquis Leonardo Ginori Lisci in memory of Arthur Lane.
A.B.
Bibliography: GINORI LISCI 1963, fig. 57

pp. 93-94, Cat. 77
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

Sugar Bowl and Cover
Porcelain
ITALY (DOCCIA); about 1770-1780
Gift of The Marchese Leonardo Ginori Lisci in memory of Arthur Lane
C.112&A-1965
(Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995) [ca. 1995]

Materials

Hard paste porcelain; Tin glaze

Techniques

Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Fruit; Flowers; Roses

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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