Giovanni Battista FOGGINI

(1652 - 1725)

White marble lidded vase

First sculptor in title at the court of the last Medici
First architect and director of the Grand-Ducal Workshops

Italy, Florence
17th century

H. 66 cm - W. 60 cm (26 in - 22 1/2 in)

The attribution to Giovanni Battista Foggini was confirmed by Kira d’Alburquerque.


The great delicacy of the sculpture as well as the abundance of the ornamental vocabulary of our vase is absolutely faithful to the stylistic repertoire of its author - Giovanni Battista Foggini.

The Metropolitan Museum in New York preserves multiple drawings by Foggini with vase projects similar to our vase .
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Direct provenance : former collection of Giovanni Pratesi, Florence
This vase is reproduced in the second volume of the book « Giovacchino Fortini. Scultura Architettura Decorazione e Committenza a Firenze al tempo degli ultimi Medici » by Sandro Bellesi and Mara Visonà, 2008, p. 329.