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Boy on a young satyr

Boy on a young satyr

ca. 1744-45

Giuseppe Gricci

Italian, 1700 - 1770

This figure dates from the early years of the factory's production, and reveal some of the struggles that occurred in dealing with the new medium. The unglazed spot and green discoloration on the head and face of the satyr (half boy, half goat) riding a giant snail give evidence of challenges in production.
Soft paste porcelain
6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm), height
Dorothy Condon Falknor Collection of European Ceramics
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


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SAM's Porcelain Room


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000 (2/17/2000 - 5/7/2000)
Published ReferencesEmerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates, "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe", Seattle Art Museum, 2000, pg. 145

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