A Capodimonte figure of a lady, circa 1750-55

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Lot 124
A Capodimonte figure of a lady, circa 1750-55

Sold for £ 2,500 (US$ 3,239) inc. premium
A Capodimonte figure of a lady, circa 1750-55
Possibly modelled by Giuseppe Gricci, standing with her right foot on a rock and adjusting her shoe with both hands, wearing a yellow hat, a blue and gold-edged white bodice, a blue-edged white skirt and yellow shoes, on a rockwork base, 14.5 cm high, impressed fleur-de-lys mark (minor chips, small section missing)

Footnotes

  • The vacant spot on the rockwork may have originally been occupied by a small dog or other animal. Stylistically, the figure may be part of the 'Le voci di Napoli' series, modelled by Giuseppe Gricci and discussed in detail by Angela Caròla-Perrotti, Le porcellane dei Borbone di Napoli (1986), pp. 187ff.
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