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:
Height: 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
The set of seasons of which this forms part were modeled after small ivory sculptures by Balthasar Permoser in the collection of the Ginori family, proprietors of the Doccia porcelain manufactory. The whereabouts of the ivories is today unknown but the porcelain replicas survive as documents to Permoser’s power in the miniature format.
Inscription: Sticker on underside: 4580/00099
[ Roth , 1982; sold to MMA ]
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