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A CAPODIMONTE (CARLO III) GROUP OF SOCRATES AND XANTHIPPE
A CAPODIMONTE (CARLO III) GROUP OF SOCRATES AND XANTHIPPE

CIRCA 1750, INCUSO FLEUR DE LYS MARK

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A CAPODIMONTE (CARLO III) GROUP OF SOCRATES AND XANTHIPPE
CIRCA 1750, INCUSO FLEUR DE LYS MARK
Modelled by Guiseppe Gricci, with Socrates as an elderly man in conversation with his wife Xanthippe, Socrates loosely clad in a robe and leaning on a plinth, Xanthippe leaning on his shoulder and wearing a turban, her bodice edged in blue and her skirt edged in gilt and puce, two large books at his feet, on a mound base (restoration to both left arms and hands, slight crack to her left sleeve at back and his right index finger, slight chip at front)
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 13th July 1976, lot 88.
Literature
Angela Caròla-Perrotti, Exhibition Catalogue, Le Porcellane dei Borbone di Napoli, Capodimonte e Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea 1743-1806, Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, December 1986 - April 1987, Naples, 1986, col. pl. XXXIV [II, 2].
Exhibited
Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, December 1986 - April 1987.

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Angela Caròla notes at version of this group in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, which has an incised G.

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