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A Naples (Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea) white biscuit classical bust of Democrates or Aristotle
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A Naples (Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea) white biscuit classical bust of Democrates or Aristotle

CIRCA 1790

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A Naples (Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea) white biscuit classical bust of Democrates or Aristotle
Circa 1790
Modelled by Filippo Tagliolini, bust-length with his head leaning slightly forwards, his hair and beard finely modelled, part of his toga in evidence at his right shoulder, supported by a reeded stand on a waisted moulded circular socle on a square plinth (broken through above socle and restored, restoration to one corner of plinth, some slight staining, slight chipping to edges of plinth)
8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) high
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For a slightly larger version of this model in the Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, see Angela Caròla-Perrotti, 'Le Porcellane dei Borbone di Napoli, Capodimonte e Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea 1743-1806', Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples Exhibition Catalogue (Naples, 1986), p. 513, no. 475, where the bronze Roman original, discovered at the Villa dei papiri, Herculaneum, is also illustrated as no. 474.
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