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Dinner Service

Comprising 6 soup plates and 6 dinner plates.

ca. 1750

Doccia Porcelain Manufactory

Hard-paste porcelain with enamels and gilding

Soup Dishes: 9 1/4 in. Dm x 1 1/2 in. H (23.1 cm Dm x 3.8 cm H)

Dinner Dishes: 9 1/4 in. Dm x 1 in. H (23.1 cm Dm x 2.4 cm H)

$4,000.00

Italy was the site of Europe’s first porcelain production: in Florence between 1575 and 1587 under the patronage of Francesco I de’ Medici. The Doccia Porcelain Manufactory, founded nearly 200 years later, continued the tradition of Italian porcelain with a hard-paste body that was later glazed with a tin glaze (see curator’s note). This dinner set is decorated with the al tulipano motif, a design that is one of the most prevalent in Doccia wares. The central flower is not a tulip but an interpretation of the peonies used in the Chinese famille rose porcelain.

Italy was the site of Europe’s first porcelain production: in Florence between 1575 and 1587 under the patronage of Francesco I de’ Medici. The Doccia Porcelain Manufactory, founded nearly 200 years later, continued the tradition of Italian porcelain with a hard-paste body that was later glazed with a tin glaze (see curator’s note). This dinner set is decorated with the al tulipano motif, a design that is one of the most prevalent in Doccia wares. The central flower is not a tulip but an interpretation of the peonies used in the Chinese famille rose porcelain.

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Condition

Excellent. Light wear to enamels throughout commensurate with age and use. Faint use marks visible on some dishes. One dinner plate with chip to underside of rim measuring 1 cm.

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Curator’s Note

1 dinner dish and 2 soup dishes are not transparent, a characteristic of porcelain. These 3 dishes are porcelain with a tin glaze which makes them opaque and dates them to 1790-1800.

References

Gardiner Museum, G96.5.379

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1973.208, 1985.384.1 and 1985.384.2

Victoria & Albert Museum C.677-1917, C.284-1915, C.153-1922, C.513-1914, C.152-1922

Excellent. Light wear to enamels throughout commensurate with age and use. Faint use marks visible on some dishes. One dinner plate with chip to underside of rim measuring 1 cm.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

1 dinner dish and 2 soup dishes are not transparent, a characteristic of porcelain. These 3 dishes are porcelain with a tin glaze which makes them opaque and dates them to 1790-1800.

Gardiner Museum, G96.5.379

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1973.208, 1985.384.1 and 1985.384.2

Victoria & Albert Museum C.677-1917, C.284-1915, C.153-1922, C.513-1914, C.152-1922

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This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $150.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

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All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

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