Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Summer (Ceres)

Factory:
Doccia Porcelain Manufactory (Italian, 1737–1896)
Modeler:
After a model by Balthasar Permoser (German, Kammer, near Otting, Chiemgau, Bavaria 1651–1732 Dresden)
Date:
ca. 1760–70
Culture:
Italian, Florence
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund and Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, by exchange, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.28
Not on view
These two figures derive from a set of the Four Seasons originally carved in ivory by Balthasar Permoser. Carlo Ginori (1702-1757), founder of the Doccia factory, owned examples of Permoser's work.
[ Roth , 1982; sold to MMA ]
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