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Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum East Pavilion, Gallery E103
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.
Princely Patrons and Enlightened Entrepreneurs (November 6, 2005 to April 1, 2006)
- Liechtenstein Museum (Vienna), November 6, 2005 to January 29, 2006