Laocoon - inv. 4641
The group is an important example of the production of sculptures, which was a feature of the Tuscan manufacture of Doccia, from its first year. Besides the creation of new and original models, Carlo Ginori had indeed the precise policy of using porcelain, a new material at that time, to produce a gallery of copies of famous statues of antiquity, reflecting a taste still on fashion in eighteenth-century Tuscany.
Here the subject is the Laocoon, the famous Hellenistic group, found on the Esquiline hill in 1506, which became one of first antique statues in the Vatican collections.