Antique Italian Ginori Porcelain Dwarfs Figures
An Italian Ginori Porcelain pair of Dwarfs or two old persons represented as grotesque figures. These small figures inspired from a series of drawings by Jacques Callot’s entitled, “Grosteque Dwarves” dating back to 1616.
Both figures are in excellent condition, come from a private Milanese collection and date back to the second quarter of 19th century.
With a cobalt blue Doccia Ginori mark on the underside, a G under the Crown of Naples, stand on circular bases and date back to late 19th century.
According to historical facts, the figures were actually real-life dwarves who were hired to stand outside of the Royal courts, wearing advertisements.
height: 10,5 cm
diameter: 4,3 cm