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Boy on a tortoise

Boy on a tortoise

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 firing cracks in the boy riding a tortoise, burned discoloration from firing, give evidence of challenges in production.
Soft paste porcelain
6 3/4 x 4 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. (17.2 x 11.11 x 15.88 cm)
Dorothy Condon Falknor Collection of European Ceramics
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


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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