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Table centerpiece

Giovanni Battista Fogginica. 1750–60

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

A table centerpiece formed in four sections as flowing rococo scrollwork shaded in tones of iron-red, puce, yellow, blue and green. Partially draped figures in various stances each holding a taperstick in the form of an elongated white cornucopia banded in gilding.

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Details

  • Title: Table centerpiece
  • Creator: Giovanni Battista Foggini
  • Date Created: ca. 1750–60
  • Exhibitions: "Rococo: The Continuing Curve," Cooper-Hewitt, New York, 3/6/08-7/7/08
  • Dimensions: H x W x D (a): 9 x 14.8 x 28 cm (3 9/16 x 5 13/16 x 11 in.)H x W x D (b): 11.5 x 16 x 27 cm (4 1/2 x 6 5/16 x 10 5/8 in.)H x W x D (c): 14 x 16 x 28 cm (5 1/2 x 6 5/16 x 11 in.)H x W x D (d): 11.5 x 17 x 25.5 cm (4 1/2 x 6 11/16 x 10 1/16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Ars Ceramica, No. 5 McFadden, David Past and Present: Recent Acquisitions in Ceramics at Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design 1988, pp 44-49, ill p. 47, fig 8
  • Type: Table centerpiece
  • Rights: Museum purchase from Charles E. Sampson Memorial and General Acqusitions Endowment Funds
  • Medium: Porcelain, gilding

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