20 April 2007
A CAPODIMONTE (CARLO III) PORCELAIN GROUP OF A FISH MONGER AND COMPANION
CIRCA 1750, MODELLED BY GIUSEPPE GRICCI
Modelled as a girl in gilt-edged yellow dress standing beside a seated youth in green jacket and pink breeches, a tray of her wares under her arm
7½ in. (19.1 cm.) high
Guido Rossi, Milan.
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F. Stazzi, pl. 88.
Hugo Morley-Fletcher, The Pflueger Collection: Early European Porcelain and Faience as Collected by Edward and Kiyi Pflueger, London, 1993, vol.II, pp. 24-25.
Of the fifteen Capodimonte figure groups modeled by Giuseppe Gricci collected by the Pfluegers, all but the present example was part of the bequest to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The privately printed catalogue of the Collection includes an article on these figures written by Angela Caròla-Perrotti which discusses the importance of the sculptor and the sources for his inspiration, all of his subjects being traceable to 17th and 18th century master paintings.
Please note the description should read:
A CAPODIMONTE PORCELAIN GROUP OF A FISH MONGER AND COMPANION
According to Angela Caròla-Perrotti, the present group, a model by Giuseppe Gricci, was likely made during the years the factory was transitioning between Capodimonte near Naples and Buen Retiro in Spain.
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