Tyche (Tiche) Porcellane D’arte Established by Cav. Franco Perego in 1962, Tyche Porcellane d’arte has long been one of the most renowned art manufacturers in Italy, well recognised and appreciated for its top quality creations, whose manufacturing philosophy still requires products completely handcrafted by skilful artisans, model makers and decorators. In this scenario, where technology is restricted to modern kilns, you can be fascinated by a manufacturing process that turns a very fine white powder made of kaolin, felspar and white quarz into a beautiful art object, as by magic. A daily miracle stems from a clay model created by talented sculptors (Tyche roster of collaborators includes the like of Alessandro Maggioni and Giorgio Galletti) – a mixture that is then worked skilfully, shaped, fired in a kiln and decorated to become a wonderful work of art. The amazing thing is that in an economic context where manufacturing is more and more automated and the virtual is becoming the actual, here in Tyche you can still see simple but expert hands move quickly and precisely to create precious objects — little masterpieces conveying harmony and beauty, perfectly following in the wake of the best Italian handicraft.
A faithful guardian of ancient artistic traditions for over 40 years, Tyche is now one of the very few art manufacturers that uses the secrets and knowledge passed on from one generation to the next over centuries to fire porcelain in kilns at a temperature of up to 1,400°C. This porcelain is so hard that can be used to manufacture unique white objects whose exceptional thinness and translucency can create fascinating see-through effects. The founder’s daughter and sons – Cristiana, Luca and Lamberto – are committed to continuing the philosophy of care and love for the work of their father’s times, manufacturing fine objects for real experts, sometimes magnificently embellished with art bronzes designed by FBAI.
Tyche Porcellane “Tambour 1808” Figurine Here we have one of several from a Naples, Florida estate. TYCHE PORCELLANE D’ARTE Figurine, signed as shown, stands at 11 inches high, in good condition and with no visible damage, repairs or other defects.