Doccia Porcelain Factory / Spring / mid-1700sDoccia Porcelain Factory

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Creator Name: Doccia Porcelain Factory
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1656 - 1740
Biography: Founded near Florence by Marchese Carlo Ginori, who brought from Vienna in 1737 the painter J.K.W. Anreiter von Zirnfeld and Giorgio delle Torri, both of whom had worked at the Du Paquier Vienna Porcelain Factory and knew the formula for porcelain.
Creator Name-CRT: Doccia Porcelain Factory
Creator Name: Soldani, Massimiliano
Creator Qualifier: after a design by
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Massimiliano Soldani
Title: Spring
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1825
Creation End Date: 1875
Creation Date: mid-1700s
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: porcelain plaque
Dimensions: Overall: 40.6cm x 55.9cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1999.213
Credit Line: The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund
Context: Although most 18th-century European porcelain factories produced three-dimensional works, these were often small figures intended to ornament dinner tables or mantelpieces. The factory at Doccia outside Florence was more ambitious, turning to baroque sculptors of the great local tradition to supply models for works in porcelain. In 1743 the factory purchased from the heirs of the famous Florentine sculptor Massimiliano Soldani (1656-1740) a number of that artist's models. Included were models for a series of reliefs representing the four seasons that were created by Soldani in 1708 for Ferdinando de' Medici. One of the reliefs was Spring, or The Realm of Flora, which was then executed in porcelain.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1999.213
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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