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Real Laboratorio delle Pietre Dure, Nápoles; Ghinghi, Francesco -Director-; Ceci, Giacomo
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Real Laboratorio delle Pietre Dure, Nápoles
Ghinghi, Francesco
Florencia, 1689 - Nápoles, 1762
Ceci, Giacomo

Tabletop

1749 - 1763. Agate, Gilt-bronze, Chalcedony, Ebony, Jasper, Lapis lazuli, Paragone, 95 x 150 cm.

This tabletop forms a pair with O00467. Both were made at the Royal Manufactory founded by Charles III in Naples in 1737. This piece of ebony furniture made by Gaspero Donnini has heads carved by Giovanni Morghen at its four corners. They allude to the four seasons. The legs end in horse´s hooves as part of an elegant naturalist décor, which is repeated in the decoration of the top, with abundant fruit, birds, flowers and other animals. This buffet was probably made in the Naples workshops, which were very active during the second half of the eighteenth century in order to satisfy the decorative needs of the Spanish monarchs. These workshops were directed by Francesco Ghingi, who made the drawing and decorative models, relying on his team of craftsmen to fashion the overall piece.

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Inventory number
O00466
Author
Real Laboratorio delle Pietre Dure, Nápoles ; Ghinghi, Francesco -Director- ; Ceci, Giacomo
Title
Tabletop
Date
1749 - 1763
Technique
Inlay
Medium
Agate; Gilt-bronze; Chalcedony; Ebony; Jasper; Lapis lazuli; Paragone
Dimension
High/Height: 95 cm.; Width: 150 cm.; Base/bottom: 105 cm.; Weight: 218.6 Kg.
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Spinosa, Nicola, El arte de la Corte de Napoles en el siglo XVIII, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1990, pp. 227-229.

González-Palacios, Alvar, Il Gusto Dei Principi. Arte Di Corte del XVII e del XVIII Seculo, Longanesi & C, Milano, 1993, pp. nº 223-229.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Goya y la pintura española del siglo XVIII: guía, Museo del PradoAldeasa, Madrid, 2000, pp. 76.

González-Palacios, Alvar, Las colecciones reales españolas de mosaicos y piedras duras, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2001, pp. 146-151, nº 25.

Museo Nacional del Prado, El Museo del Prado: la colección de escultura, artes decorativas y dibujos, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2009.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Escultura, 1857. Núm. 534.
“534. Una mesa de mosaico compañera/ al nº 525”.

Exhibitions +

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

Update date: 11-11-2016 | Registry created on 02-12-2015

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