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Getty Center, Museum East Pavilion, Gallery E102
Mercury and Argus and Perseus and Medusa
Doccia (near Florence), Italy (Place created)
Hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration, gilding
Two brightly colored figural groups from the Ginori
Each figural group is made from ten separate sections, each of which was press-molded and fired before being joined together. The figures are joined to Rococo bases with candle sockets, indicating that they were meant to function as part of a candelabrum. The two lively groups would have been a dramatic centerpiece for a dinner-table setting.
The group was painted in the shop of Johann Karl Wendelin Anreiter von Zirnfeld.