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18th Century Doccia Porcelain Birds of Paradise Cup and Saucer
  • 18th Century Doccia Porcelain Birds of Paradise Cup and Saucer
  • 18th Century Doccia Porcelain Birds of Paradise Cup and Saucer
  • 18th Century Doccia Porcelain Birds of Paradise Cup and Saucer
  • 18th Century Doccia Porcelain Birds of Paradise Cup and Saucer
  • 18th Century Doccia Porcelain Birds of Paradise Cup and Saucer
  • 18th Century Doccia Porcelain Birds of Paradise Cup and Saucer
  • 18th Century Doccia Porcelain Birds of Paradise Cup and Saucer

18th Century Doccia Porcelain Birds of Paradise Cup and Saucer

Price:

£500.00


Product Description

A beautiful cup and saucer made at the Doccia Porcelain Manufactory around 1770.

The Doccia Porcelain Manufactory was founded by Carlo Ginori in 1735 and began producing porcelain imitating the wears that had long been imported from the Far East. Following the death of Carlo Ginori in 1757, the management of the manufactory would pass to his three sons, who would introduce tin oxide into the glaze creating a harder, whiter paste.

The cup and saucer are finely gilded with ferns, leaves and floral patterns, as well as thick bands of gilding around the edges. Together, the cup and saucer are decorated with 9 exquisitely painted birds of paradise, using a colour palate of puce, iron red, blue, yellow and green. The darker blue enamel was a later innovation, appearing in Doccia wears in the latter years of the 18th century

The cup is made from thick greyish hard paste porcelain, and is marked with the painted gold star used on the finer wears produced after the death of Carlo Ginori.

The condition of both cup and saucer are very good, though in parts the gilding has worn slightly.

Size of Cup: 9 x 6.5cm
Size of Plate: 14.5 x 2.5cm
Weight: 313g

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