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Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro; Ferroni, Juan Bautista -Broncist-
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Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro
Madrid (Spain), 1762 - Madrid (Spain), 1808
Ferroni, Juan Bautista

Console

1781 - 1786. Gilt-bronze, Jasper, Paragone Not on display

The tabletop, which bears its date of completion, is decorated with trompe l’oeil decorations organized like a messy table. A painting with two Oriental figures is surrounded by various books, a ruler, a box, a cane, various papers and a drawing, two pistols and a powder container, a belt and a dagger. The bronze foot was made by Giovanni Battista Ferroni after Neapolitan consoles from the first half of the century—those with espagnolettes at the knee—according to a design by Basilio Fumo. It consists of four legs ending in lion’s claws. At the top, they have busts of winged and bare-breasted women. A rich central cartouche has a face and the initials CT beneath a crown on a lapis-lazuli background. The same stone appears in the girdle. Charles III’s initials appear on its skirting’s central cartouche (Text from González-Palacios, A.: Las colecciones reales españolas de mosaicos y piedras duras, 2001, pp. 170-174).

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Console Table
Gilt-bronze, Jasper, Paragone, 1775 - 1783
Inventory number
O000476
Author
Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro; Ferroni, Juan Bautista -Broncist-
Title
Console
Date
1781 - 1786
Technique
Inlay
Medium
Gilt-bronze; Jasper; Paragone
Dimension
Height: 95 cm.; Width: 180 cm.; Base/bottom: 95 cm.
Provenance
Royal Collection (Palacio Real, Madrid, Cuarto del Rey, Pieza de Cámara, 1822)

Bibliography +

Perez Villamil, Manuel, Artes e Industrias del Buen Retiro. La Fabrica de la China, Suc.De Ribadeneyra, 1904.

Rossi, Ferdinando, La Pittura Di Pietra, Banca Toscana, 1967.

Giusti, Anna Maria, Pietre Dure. Hardstone in Furniture and Decorations, Philip Wilson Publishers, 1992, pp. 223-253.

Aguiló Alonso, María Paz, Mesas de piedras duras en el Museo del Prado, Galería Antiquaria, 1996, pp. 28-34.

Mañueco Santurtún, Carmen, Manufactura del Buen Retiro 1760-1808, Ministerio de Educacion y Cultura, 1999, pp. 147-154.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Goya y la pintura española del siglo XVIII: guía, Museo del PradoAldeasa, 2000, pp. 77-80.

González-Palacios, Alvar, Las colecciones reales españolas de mosaicos y piedras duras, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2001, pp. 177-179.

Aguiló Alonso, María Paz, Mosaicos y Piedras duras del Prado, Galería Antiquaria, 2001, pp. 62-66.

López Castán, Ángel, La ebanistería madrileña y el mueble cortesano del siglo XVIII (II), Anuario del Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte, XVII, 2005, pp. 104.

Koeppe, Wolfram, Art of the royal court : treasures in pietre dure from the p..., Metropolitan Museum of Art: Yale, 2008.

Cruz Yábar, María Teresa, Noticias sobre ocho mesas del Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras en el Museo del Prado, Boletín del Museo del Prado, XXXIV (52), 2016, pp. 32-49 [32,35 f.2].

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 315.
"315. Una Mesa con tablero de mosaico/ de forma irregular que tiene un/ país, libros, figuras, pistolas y daga,/ etc. con gualdera dorada, cenefa de jaspe/ y por pies cuatro estipites con cabe/za de mujer, concluyendo en garras/ de león./ Ancho del tablero con la guarni/ción 3 pies, 3 pulg; Largo id. 6 pies, 3 pulg."

Exhibitions +

Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe L'oeil in Europe and America
Washington D.C.
13.10.2002 - 02.03.2003

Displayed objects +

Pistol

Bellows

Instruments, Musical

Book

Staff

Painting

Drawing

Update date: 17-10-2019 | Registry created on 02-12-2015

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