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THE AIMS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF THE FRIENDS OF DOCCIA

The Friends of Doccia was formed in July 2003 in Florence as a non profit-making cultural association to provide a research centre for scholars, collectors and admirers of Doccia porcelain and to promote a further understanding of the factory both in Italy and abroad, by organizing exhibitions, meetings and cultural exchanges between museums and affiliated societies.

HONORARY CHAIRMAN Lionardo Lorenzo Ginori Lisci
CHAIRMAN John Winter
VICE PRESIDENT Livia Frescobaldi Malenchini

FOUNDER MEMBERS

Andreina d’Agliano
Kirsten Aschengreen Piacenti
Alberto Bianchi
Fausto Calderai
Livia Frescobaldi Malenchini
Benedetta Gallizia di Vergano
Francesca Ginori Lisci Malenchini
Lionardo Lorenzo Ginori Lisci
Maria Teresa Ginori Lisci Guicciardini
Paola Ginori Lisci Sannazzaro Natta
Fabrizio Guidi Bruscoli
Leonardo Lapiccirella
Giampaolo Lukacs
Camilla Mazzei
Luca Melegati
Jonathan Mennell
Carlo Orsi
Alberto Pecci
Giovanni Pratesi
Charlotte Ricasoli
Oliva Rucellai
John Winter

HONORARY MEMBERS

Charles Avery
Sandro Bellesi
Alan Phipps Darr
Lady Davson
Aileen Dawson
Alvar González-Palacios
Mina Gregori
Hugh Honour
Mary Levkoff
John Mallet
Jennifer Montagu
Jeffrey Munger
Angela Caròla Perrotti
Dimitrios Zikos

INVENTORY OF THE CONTENTS OF THE RICHARD-GINORI MANUFACTORY

Cataloguing the vast quantity of moulds, models and other artefacts that are conserved at the Stabilimento Richard-Ginori at Sesto Fiorentino, remarkable for the wide range of items that have been preserved: the ongoing work of cleaning, cataloguing and photographing this material with the aim of producing paper and digital records, thus helping to ensure the preservation and the knowledge of this patrimony.

INVENTORY OF THE CONTENTS OF THE RICHARD-GINORI MANUFACTORY

The finding of funds for the restoration of the Arrotino at the Museo di Doccia

Contribution towards the cost of the symposium following the exhibition “Baroque Luxury Porcelain” at the Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, 2005


The Fondo Cantagalli in the Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

The Fondo consists of fourteen boxes containing photographs, designs, sketches, pricked cartoons and stencils. A total of 17,107 documents were inventoried, more than 6,403 of which had been previously catalogued. This campaign permitted a global vision of the Cantagalli works, being able to analyse the types of support used and the system for the organization of the materials used by the factory and obtain a very precise description of some of the stages in the working process employed by Cantagalli.

Video documentary showing the technique used for casting a reproduction of the famous porcelain statue of the Pietà by Massimiliano Soldani Benzi using the original moulds (in Italian with English subtitles)