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  • Place of origin:

    Doccia (made)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Doccia porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 24, shelf 6

Physical description

Cup of hard-paste porcelain. Decorated in relief with The Deluge and the Triumph of Neptune. Neptune is in a car drawn by sea-horses and surrounded by Tritons and Nereids.

Place of Origin

Doccia (made)


early 19th century (made)


Doccia porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain


Height: 7.3 cm, Diameter: 7.3 cm

Object history note

Bandinel Collection

Descriptive line

Cup of hard-paste porcelain, Doccia porcelain factory, Doccia, early 19th century.

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

16. Cup with bas-relief scenes
circa 1760
hard-paste porcelain
h 7,4 cm
no mark
inv. 3386-1853
purchase: Bandinel Collection
Cup of white porcelain with bas-relief scenes. The cup has two scenes representing the myth of the flood that the divinities on Olympus send to the Earth to destroy all men except Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha. The first scene is based on an engraving of Le Déluge universel (BANIER 1732, vol. I, p. 16) from an idea Godfried Maes, made by Jan Wandelaar; the other one is based on an engraving Of Neptune calme les flots (BANIER 1732, vol. I, p. 19), made by Philip van Gúnst. The lead plaques that were used to make the reliefs are in the Museo di Doccia (inv. 6456, 6458). When the cup was purchased it was attributed to Capodimonte. For further historical information, see cat. 17.
Bibliography: unpublished

P.41, Cat.16
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

The Deluge and the Triumph of Neptune
ITALY (DOCCIA); early 19th century
(Label draft attributed to John V. G. Mallet, ca. 1995) [ca. 1995]


Hard-paste porcelain

Subjects depicted

Nereids; Tritons; Sea horse


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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