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    Sale 1983

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art And Ceramics

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    TWO DOCCIA-GINORI WHITE RECTANGULAR PLAQUES, 'L'ALLEGORIA DELLA PRIMAVERA ET DELL' INVERNO'

    MID TO LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER MODELS BY MASSIMILIANO SOLDANI BENZI

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    TWO DOCCIA-GINORI WHITE RECTANGULAR PLAQUES, 'L'ALLEGORIA DELLA PRIMAVERA ET DELL' INVERNO'
    MID TO LATE 19TH CENTURY, AFTER MODELS BY MASSIMILIANO SOLDANI BENZI
    Each molded in bassorilievo with a mythological scene emblematic of the Seasons, Spring with Bacchantes and putti stringing garlands, an amorous Juno and Jupiter looking on from above, while Vulcan lays his hammer to one side to be greated by a favorite hound; Winter depicting Vulcan and assistants forging armor as Venus and Mars descend from a swan drawn chariot, a chained hound strains at his lead and putti quarrel
    16 x 22 in. (40.6 x 55.8 cm.), within green-painted and giltwood frames (2)


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    See John Winter,Le Statue de Marchese Ginori, sculpture in porcellana bianca di Doccia, exhibition catalogue, 2003, pp. 84-87. The 'Quattro Stagioni' commissioned for Ferdinando de' Medici, was originally conceived by Soldani in bronze circa 1708. Two Doccia porcelain reliefs from this series, circa 1770 are preserved at the Museo di Palazzo Venezia, Roma; the original wax models are retained by the Museo dello Porcellane di Doccia, Sesto Fiorentino

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LEONA M. HELMSLEY (LOTS 1-41)