Plate Goyesque Scene

2022-07-22T11:59:00+01:00

PLATE GOYESQUE SCENE

Berain style – Around 1750

  • Faience

  • 35 x 35 cm

Berain lace in blue on the wing and a polychrome country scene on the solero, with two musicians and two couples dancing under a curtained tree, and a figure asleep in the foreground. In the background landscape, other characters on foot and on horseback, probably soldiers. On the reverse, mark 46, surely referring to the painter of the central scene.

Plate Neptune and Amphitrite

2022-07-22T11:57:08+01:00

PLATE NEPTUNE AND AMPHITRITE

Berain style – Around 1750

  • Tin-glazed earthenware

  • 30 x 30 cm

The central scene represents the triumph of Neptune and Amphitrite, his wife, sailing the sea in a shell pulled by two horses. At the feet of the main figures, a child and a merman. According to Alexius Feit, the engraving on which this scene is inspired is published in 1625 by Vincenzo Cartari within the work “Le imagini de i dei degli antichi”.

The wing of the plate has the typical Berain style lace.

Salver with the scene Suzanne in the bath

2022-07-22T14:53:31+01:00

SALVER with the scene SUZANNE IN THE BATH

Berain style – 1727-1737

  • Tin-glazed earthenware

  • 35 x 35 x 6 cm

Susana in the bathroom, or Susana and the old men. In the scene appears the young caste bathing, being spied on by two old men. Borders on the edge, foot and surrounding the central scene. Signed by Cristóbal Rocafort (Rocafort piesas), one of the main painters of the Royal Factory.
This is one of the most represented scenes in the Renaissance and Baroque, highlighting the paintings by Tintoretto (1577, Museum of Art History, Vienna), Paolo Veronés (c.1580, Prado Museum, Madrid) or Rembrandt (1647, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin).
According to Alexius Feit, the scene of this salvilla is inspired by the engraving by Claude Duflos, dated around 1720. Other Alcora pieces with the same theme are known, such as a plate and an ornamental plaque, both in the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona.

Albarelo or Apothecary Jar – Piper Longum

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ALBARELO or APOTHECARY JAR

Piper Longum

Berain style – 1745

  • Tin-glazed earthenware

  • H. 25 cm – Diam. 12,5cm

Cylindrical body with narrowing at the mouth and foot. Decoration in chiaroscuro blue, with two human figures playing the flute flanking the cartouche, lower figurehead and upper radiated circle that frames the date (1745).
Piper Longu can be read on the cartouche. (long pepper) once used for its medicinal properties for stomach problems, rheumatism, colds and flu, etc.
It comes from the old Félix Boix Collection.

Vinegar Cruet Holder

2022-05-11T14:57:41+01:00

Vinegar Cruet Holder

ALCORA

1730-1750

It has two main holes for oil and vinegar, and two smaller diameter holes for salt and pepper. Decorated with a border of Berain lace under the rim, and other more schematic details in the same style.

  • Faience

  • 15 x 8 cm

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Cup and plate with flower

2020-03-24T15:37:02+00:00

Cup and plate with flower

ALCORA

1787-1825

Cup with two handles and matching plate. Both objects decorated with motifs characteristic of the style of the “German flowers” Mark A at the base of both pieces.

  • Porcelain

  • 12 x 8 cm

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Cups and plates gold

2020-03-24T15:26:47+00:00

Cups and plates

ALCORA

1798-1825

Set of two cylindrical cups with a handle and their corresponding plates, decorated in golden reflection with a vegetal border known in the name of “Empire style”. All the pieces marked with the A of the Royal Factory in the same golden reflection.

  • Porcelain

  • 5 x 12 cm

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Pharmacy jars: Rad, Granator and Jalap.

2020-03-24T15:20:25+00:00

Pharmacy jars: Rad, Granator and Jalap.

ALCORA

1798-18250

Cylindrical jars with a conical top finished decorated in a golden reflection with two interlocking branches on which the gussets are read: RAD. Granator and RAD Jalap.

  • Porcelain

  • 12 x 26 cm

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Sugar bowl with flowers

2020-03-24T15:10:12+00:00

Sugar bowl with flowers

ALCORA

1787-1825

Truncated cone container with two ring handles attached to the body. Decorated with a bouquet of naturalistic flowers in soft polychrome of the style called “German flowers”, and other minor motifs of the same style. It is believed that this decoration was introduced in the Royal Factory by Vicente Álvaro Ferrando, on his return from Paris in 1787, although it could also be contribution by Pierre Cloostermans, artistic director of the manufacture of Alcora since December of that same year. The set is completed by a small support plate decorated with the same motifs and purple outlines on the edge. Mark A at the base of both pieces.

  • Porcelain

  • 15 x 13 cm

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Sugar bowl with tape and gold

2020-03-24T15:00:47+00:00

Sugar bowl with tape and gold

ALCORA

1798-1825

Within the decoration in golden reflection that became popular in the early XIX century, one of the most outstanding ornamental motifs is a cartouche formed by scrolls or scrolls combined with fine floral garlands. East sugar bowl has in the body and the cover two of these borders, which appear also in other pieces of the Torrecid Collection. The decoration is complete with discreet golden profiles and two embossed masks in the container of the sugar bowl. Mark A painted on the base in the same shade.

  • Faience

  • 23 x 12 cm

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