COZZI c.1770 – 1780 Hard-Paste Italian Porcelain
A Late 18th Century Cozzi Porcelain Teabowl Decorated with a Well Dressed Couple. The Base Marked with a Large Anchor in Gold.
- A deep chip to the outer rim c.5 x 4 mm and a minute glaze chip c.2 x 2mm.
- Diameter : 8 cm (3 1/8 inches).
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Cozzi Porcelain :
A Porcelain Factory was started in Venice by the businessman and imaginative entrepreneur Geminiano Cozzi in 1764. The hard-paste porcelain produced was greyish in colour, production varied from figures to teawares. The fashion for drinking tea, coffee, and chocolate from porcelain cups in Venice`s new coffeehouses, along with the general popularity of porcelain during the 1700s, fuelled tremendous demand for Cozzi`s wares. These useful wares propelled the Cozzi Porcelain factory to become the most successful of all the Venetian porcelain factories in the 18th Century. However, the factory, like so many others closed as a result of the French Revolution. The factory was closed in 1812.