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Semiprecious-stone table
Real Laboratorio delle Pietre Dure; Ghinghi, Francesco -Director-; Ceci, Giacomo
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Real Laboratorio delle Pietre Dure
Naples (Italy), 1737 - Naples (Italy), 1861
Ghinghi, Francesco
Florence, 1689 - Naples, 1762
Ceci, Giacomo

Semiprecious-stone table

1738 - 1749. Agate, Amethyst, Gilt-bronze, Chalcedony, Ebony, Jasper, Lapis lazuli, Paragone Not on display

This is one of the first works made in the workshops which the Bourbon monarch Charles, future King of Spain, founded in Naples in 1737, employing Florentine craftsmen and directed by Francesco Ghinghi. The King and Queen were so pleased with this table that they commissioned a companion piece. The top is richly decorated with inlay of different hardstones, carefully chosen to imitate the effects of painting through their chromatic variations. The bronzes are by Giacomo Ceci.

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Agate, Amethyst, Gilt-bronze, Chalcedony, Ebony, Jasper, Lapis lazuli, Paragone, 1738 - 1749
Inventory number
O000512
Author
Real Laboratorio delle Pietre Dure; Ghinghi, Francesco -Director-; Ceci, Giacomo
Title
Semiprecious-stone table
Date
1738 - 1749
Technique
Inlay
Medium
Agate; Amethyst; Gilt-bronze; Chalcedony; Ebony; Jasper; Lapis lazuli; Paragone
Dimension
Height: 85 cm.; Width: 111 cm.; Base/bottom: 78 cm.; Weight: 120.4 Kg.
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

González-Palacios, Alvar, Las colecciones reales españolas de mosaicos y piedras duras, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2001, pp. 140-145, nº 24.

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

Carlos III entre Nápoles y España, Embajada de Italia en España: En, 2009, pp. 76-77.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 171.
''171. Mesa compañera al nº 169''

Exhibitions +

La Corte de los Borbones Españoles en Nápoles y la llegada de Carlos III a España
Madrid
28.10.2009 - 10.01.2010

Art at the Royal Court: Treasures in Pietre Dure from the Palaces of Europe
Nueva York NY
01.07.2008 - 21.09.2008

El arte en la Corte de Nápoles en el Siglo XVIII
Madrid
06.03.1990 - 06.05.1990

Update date: 06-07-2019 | Registry created on 02-12-2015

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