A pair of framed Doccia rectangular plaques allegorical of Autumn and Winter, 19th century
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A pair of framed Doccia rectangular plaques allegorical of Autumn and Winter, 19th century
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A pair of framed Doccia rectangular plaques allegorical of Autumn and Winter, 19th century
After the models by Massimilano Soldani Benzi, 'Autumn' depicting the drunken Silenus before Bacchus and Ariadne, in painted wooden frames with laurel-wreath borders, 'Winter' depicting Mars and Venus at Vulcan's forge, approx. 40cm by 56 cm (excluding frame); 56cm by 71.5cm (frame) (some losses) (2)

Footnotes

  • The famous set of plaques representing the Seasons was modelled by Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi (1656-1740) in terracirra in 1708 for Crown Prince Ferdinando de' Medici, now in the Palazzo Pitti. Bronze copies were made after these models between 1708 and 1711 as gifts for Ferdinando's brotherin-law, the Elector Johann Wilhelm of the Palatinate (now in the Bavarian National Museum), and in 1715 for Lord Burlington (now in the Royal Collection). The Doccia factory produced porcelain versions from the late 1740s or early 1750s onwards; see Klaus Lankheit, Die Modellsammlung der Porzellanmanufaktur Doccia, p. 19 and p. 130.
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  1. Nette Megens
    Specialist - European Ceramics
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