Dancing Faun

Manufactory Doccia Porcelain Manufactory Italian
Model attributed to Gaspero Bruschi Italian

Not on view

This porcelain figure is a much-reduced version of a famous antique marble housed in the Uffizi in Florence. The Ginori porcelain manufactory, located in Doccia, near Florence, produced a variety of sculptures of considerable scale derived from antique models; this ambitious program tested the technical possibilities of porcelain, which was a new medium in Europe at this time, and responded to the taste for all things classical.

Dancing Faun, Doccia Porcelain Manufactory (Italian, 1737–1896), Hard-paste porcelain, Italian, Florence

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