A pair of Naples, Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea, glass coolers from the Farnese service, circa 1784-88

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A pair of Naples, Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea, glass coolers from the Farnese service, circa 1784-88

Sold for £ 33,750 (US$ 41,702) inc. premium
A pair of Naples, Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea, glass coolers from the Farnese service, circa 1784-88
Each circular form moulded with gilt-edged rims and painted with two gilt-edged oval topographical views flanked by gilt foliate borders and flower sprigs, the first titled in iron-red on the inside, 'Veduta del Vesuvio. presa dal Ponte della Maddalena' and 'Veduta del Casino di Campagna di Solimene, presso il Monte Vesuvio.', raised on three gilt-edged paw feet and applied with gilt lion masks, the deeply scalloped rims edged in gilding and painted with four oval cameos within frames inscribed 'MVSEO FARNESIANO' and entwined gilt foliate and green ribbon swag borders, 12.5cm high; 24cm across handles (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Giuseppe Beccadelli, Marchese di Sambuca;
    Collezione Fiordalisi

    Literature:
    Angela Caròla-Perrotti, Le Porcellane dei Borbone di Napoli (1986), no. 300, col. pl. LXIII (one)

    Exhibited:
    Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, 'Le Porcellane dei Borbone di Napoli: Capodimonte e Real Fabbrica Ferdinandea 1743-1806', 19 December 1986-30 April 1987 (one)

    Recent research by Angela Caròla-Perrotti has shown that the service was owned by Giuseppe Beccadelli, Marchese di Sambuca, Ambassador in Vienna for the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and Minister of State between 1776 and 1786.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the gilt band along the base of the left cooler in the catalogue illustration is retouched. Please see the full condition report for a detailed description.
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