Athlete Holding a Vase, between 1747 and 1750

  • Doccia Porcelain Factory, Italian
  • Massimiliano Soldani, Italian, 1656-1740

Hard-paste porcelain

  • Overall (without base): 10 1/8 × 3 5/8 × 4 1/4 inches (25.7 × 9.2 × 10.8 cm) Overall (base): 1 × 4 × 3 5/8 inches (2.5 × 10.2 × 9.2 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund

1990.258

On View

  • European: Influence of Ancient Greeks and Romans

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Hard paste porcelain
  • Sculpture
  • Statue
  • Vase
  • Figure (representation)
  • Athlete
  • Doccia

Leonardo Lapiciarella (Florence)

( Armin B. Allen, London, England and New York, New York)

1990-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Darr, A.P. Innovations during the twilight of Florence: eighteenth century sculpture in Doccia porcelain, in Francesco Robba and the Venitian Sculpture of the Eighteenth Century, Papers from and International Symposium, ed. J. Hofler. Ljubljana, October 16-18, 1998, 2000, p. 101 (fig. 12). Darr, A.P., P. Barnet, A. Bostrom, C. Avery, et al. Catalogue of Italian Sculpture in the Detroit Institute of Arts, 2 vols., II, London, 2002, cat. 165. Darr, Alan Phipps. "The Doccia Porcelain Sculpture Collection in the Detroit Institute of Arts." Amici di Doccia, Quaderni, no. 8 (2014-2015): pp. 32–84, p. 35, pp. 60–61 (ill.).

Doccia Porcelain Factory; after a model by Massimiliano Soldani, Athlete Holding a Vase, between 1747 and 1750, hard-paste porcelain. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Robert H. Tannahill Foundation Fund, 1990.258.