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Capodimonte

Italian

If success is measured by lasting name recognition, Capodimonte would seem to be in the same league as such makers as Meissen, Sèvres and Wedgwood. Early examples of the Italian manufacturer’s celebrated porcelain vases, figurines and sculptures can be hard to come by, but the best later pieces possess the same over-the-top charm.

The Real Fabbrica (“royal factory”) di Capodimonte hasn’t actually produced porcelain since the early 19th century, when Charles’s son Ferdinand sold it. Although secondary manufacturers have built upon the aesthetic and kept the name alive, some connoisseurs of the royal product feel these pieces should be labeled “in the style of” Capodimonte.

The timeline of royal Capodimonte porcelain is decidedly brief. From beginning to end, its manufacture lasted approximately 75 years. King Charles VII of Naples, who founded the manufactory in 1743, began experimenting with porcelain around 1738, the year he married Maria Amalia of Saxony. No coincidence there. His new bride was the granddaughter of Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and founder of Meissen, the first European hard-paste porcelain manufactory. Her dowry included 17 Meissen table services.

Struck by porcelain fever, Charles built a dedicated facility on top of a hill (capo di monte) overlooking Naples. He financed expeditions to search for the right clay. He hired chemists and artisans to experiment. His earliest successes were small white snuffboxes and vases, although efforts soon progressed to full sets of tableware, decorative objects and stylized figurines of peasants and theatrical personalities.

In 1759, Charles succeeded to the throne of Spain. He moved the manufactory with him — including 40 workers and 4 tons of clay — and continued operations in Madrid. Twelve years later, his son Ferdinand IV, who inherited the throne of Naples, built a new factory there that became known for distinctly rococo designs.

The Napoleonic wars interrupted production, and around 1807, oversight of the royal factories was transferred to a franchisee named Giovanni Poulard-Prad.

Beginning in the mid-18th century, porcelain made by Charles’s factory was stamped with a fleur-de-lis, usually in underglaze blue. Pieces from Ferdinand’s were stamped with a Neapolitan N topped by a crown. When secondary manufacturers began production, they retained this mark, in multiple variations. The value of these later 19th- and 20th-century pieces is determined by the quality, not the Capodimonte porcelain marks.

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Creator: Capodimonte
Capodimonte Porcelain Sculpture of a Knife Sharpener
By Capodimonte
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a large heavy Capodimonte glazed porcelain sculpture of a knife sharpener. It features an old man with a grey hat standing up in front of the knife sharpening machine working...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Romantic Capodimonte

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Porcelain

Antique Italian Capodimonte Porcelain Figural Cobbler Grouping circa 1890
By Capodimonte
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Italian Capodimonte figural grouping offers porcelain hand painted porcelain scene of cobbler making shoes in countryside setting, c1890 Measures- 6.75''H x 4''W  x 7.5...
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Capodimonte

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Porcelain

Interesting Late 19th Century Italian Capodimonte Porcelain Vase and Pedestal
By Capodimonte
Located in New York, NY
A large and interesting late 19th century gilt bronze and Italian Capodimonte porcelain vase and pedestal. The vase with many different figures playing and holding instruments and...
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Late 19th Century Italian Belle Époque Antique Capodimonte

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Bronze

Art Deco Figurine of 'Mata Hari' by Capodimonte / Naples Porcelain Company
By Capodimonte
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Art Deco Figurine of 'Mata Hari' by Capodimonte / Naples Porcelain Company Italy, circa 1925 An exceptional work, displaying grace and movement, subtly hand- painted. The seductiv...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Deco Capodimonte

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Porcelain

Antique Capodimonte Ceramic Decorative Bowl Signed
By Capodimonte
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful antique Capodimonte ceramic decorative floral bowl signed brilliant condition.
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1940s Italian Belle Époque Vintage Capodimonte

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Ceramic

Italy Mid-20th Century Capodimonte Porcelain Mirror with Flowers
By Capodimonte
Located in Brescia, IT
This mirror is an example of the ability of Italian masters of the past in hand working. The flowers are elegant and fine and the mirror has harmonious and balanced colors. A agree...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Capodimonte

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Porcelain, Wood

Ceramic Italian Majolica Serving Platter in Pink and Yellow Capodimonte, Italy
By Capodimonte
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful majolica oval ceramic serving platter with pink and yellow stylized handles. A great piece for upping your entertaining game. This traditional Italian platter is in a gla...
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20th Century Italian Hollywood Regency Capodimonte

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Ceramic, Paint

Vintage Capodimonte Military Porcelain Sculpture Set with Tiered Display Stand
By Capodimonte
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This set of eight porcelain figurines was made by the Capodimonte factor of Italy in circa 1980 in the Renaissance style. Seven of the figurines depict famous military figures and ar...
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Late 20th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Capodimonte

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Porcelain, Mahogany

Large Rococo Table Lamp with Porcelain Shade by Capodimonte, Italy
By Capodimonte
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Absolutely amazing large table lamp signed with the crowned N for the royal Italian Capodimonte manufacturer of porcelain in Naples since the 18th century. The mark with which this l...
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1850s Italian Rococo Antique Capodimonte

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Porcelain

1900s Set of Two Neoclassical White and Gold Capodimonte Porcelain Table Lamps
By Capodimonte
Located in Catania, Sicilia
A pair of Capodimonte ceramic table lamps made in Napoli in the early 20th Century, they look like as neoclassical candleholders, are decorated in pure gold. they don' have lampshades.
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Early 1900s Italian Neoclassical Antique Capodimonte

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Porcelain

Antique Italian Capodimonte Pottery Floor Vase with Applied Flowers, c1900
By Capodimonte
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Italian Capodimonte floor vase offers pottery construction with applied roses, signed as photographed, c1900. Measures- 22.25''H x 10''W x 11''D. Catalogue Note: Ask abo...
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Early 20th Century Italian Capodimonte

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Porcelain, Pottery

Mid Century Modern Vintage Pink White Porcelain Pitcher Capodimonte Italy 1950s
By Capodimonte
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern vintage pitcher from porcelain in white and pink pastel color tones by the famed Italian porcelain manufacture Capodimonte 1950s Italy. The amazing porcelain pitc...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Capodimonte

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Porcelain

Early 20th Century Italian Capodimonte Porcelain Figural Ewer
By Capodimonte
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique early 20th century Italian Capodimonte porcelain figural ewer. Made in Italy, Ca. Early 20th century Manufacturer: Capodimonte Hallmarked on the base with a maker's mark - ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Antique Capodimonte Porcelain Table Snuff or Dresser Box
By Capodimonte
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine, antique Capodimonte porcelain table snuff box in the Meissen style. With a polychrome enamel Bacchanalian scene on the lid, neoclassical devices on the side panels, and a ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Rococo Revival Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Large Vintage Italian Capodimonte Porcelain Box
By Capodimonte
Located in Houston, TX
Stunning large vintage Italian Capodimonte porcelain box. This lovely Italian Capodimonte decorative box, jewel casket, or jewelry box is hand decorated in an unusual color palette w...
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1940s Italian Classical Roman Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

1930s Midcentury Baroque Large Italy Capodimonte Porcelain Pitcher
By Capodimonte
Located in Vigonza, Padua
A modern Italian Capodimonte porcelain jug from the midcentury, 1930s, with handle decorated in baroque forms. The pitcher features a colorful garden scene with flowers, twigs and le...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Baroque Capodimonte

Materials

Ceramic

Capodimonte Porcelain Five Lights Chandelier with Putti and Floral Patterns
By Capodimonte
Located in Antwerp, BE
One of a kind magnificent porcelain chandelier exceptional quality crafted by the renowned Italian Capodimonte manufactory. This enchanting five lights porcelain chandelier is fully ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Capodimonte

Materials

Brass

Vintage Hand-Painted and Lacquered Ceramic Bird by Piero Cedraschi, Italy
By Capodimonte
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Hand-painted and lacquered polichormed ceramic bird on a branch by Piero Cedraschi for Capodimonte, Italy, 1970s. This piece is marked and signed. It is a vintage piece, therefore...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Capodimonte Ceramic Birds on the Branch
By Capodimonte
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful vintage Capodimonte ceramic birds on the branch, brilliant condition.
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1960s Italian Arts and Crafts Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Ceramic

Italian 19th Century Capodimonte Group of a Satyr, Bacchante and Putto
By Capodimonte
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). After Clodion 19th century porcela...
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1890s Italian Neoclassical Revival Antique Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Italian CapoDiMonte Chandelier Rococo Porcelain, Late 19th Century
By Capodimonte
Located in Sarasota, FL
Italian CapoDiMonte chandelier handcrafted, hand painted Rococo porcelain having 2 tiers with 9 lights Three lights to the top tier and six to the bottom. Flower baskets on the botto...
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Late 19th Century Italian Rococo Antique Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Italian Large Capodimonte Hand Painted Camel Porcelain, 1950s
By Capodimonte
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Stunning rare large Capodimonte hand painted camel porcelain, 1950s.
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1950s Italian Art Deco Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Vintage Capodimonte Ceramic Decorative Item by Mollica, Rococo Style, Italy
By Capodimonte
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Italy, 1960s. This group of 7 cherubs are made in Capodimonte lacquered ceramic by Mollica. This item might show slight traces of use since it's vintage, but it can be considered a...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Ceramic

Capodimonte Porcelain Box
By Capodimonte
Located in New York, NY
Capodimonte Porcelain Box. Antique white porcelain sculpted lidded box with pear knop and bas relief figures with blue underglaze mark for Capodimonte. Italy, circa 1920 Dimension: ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Large Italian Capodimonte Porcelain Center Bowl, Cherubs Scene in Relief, 20th C
By Capodimonte
Located in Big Flats, NY
An oversized Italian Capodimonte center bowl offers cherub garden scenes in relief with gilt highlights throughout, 20th century Measures - 3.75''H X 16.75''W X 16.75''D.  
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20th Century Italian Neoclassical Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of Large Italian 'Blanc De Chine' Figural Lamps
By Capodimonte
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A pair of large Italian “BLANC DE CHINE” Figural lamps By D. Poloviato for Capodimonte Mid 20th century. Both modelled in white-glazed ceramic in continental chinoiserie styl...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Chinese Export Capodimonte

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Porcelain

Set of Six Capodimonte Porcelain Tea /Coffee Cups with Floral Motifs, Italy
By Capodimonte
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Italy, 1950s. This set is made in Capodimonte porcelain and features hand painted floral motifs and golden edges. They are vintage therefore they might show slight traces of use, but...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Italian Faience Porcelain Fruit Basket Capodimonte
By Capodimonte
Located in San Francisco, CA
Large colorful basket of mixed fruit and greens. Marked on the bottom with Capodimonte and makers mark. Italy, circa 1950.  
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Mid-20th Century Italian Country Capodimonte

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Faience, Porcelain

Charming 20th Century Capodimonte Coffee Set
By Capodimonte
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Charming 20th Century Capodimonte Coffee Set A delightful set all fully marked beneath, Coffee Pot, Cream Jug, Sugar Jar and 6 Coffee Cans with Saucers The set is decorated with ...
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Mid-20th Century Baroque Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

20th Century Italian Porcelain Chandelier Decorated with Flowers
By Capodimonte
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful and refined Italian chandelier 5-light. This chandelier is a masterpiece of the manufacture of Cpodimonte made entirely of ceramic and hand painted. Many decorative element...
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1950s Italian Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Capodimonte Glazed White Parian Porcelain Cherubs
By Capodimonte
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a pair of Capodimonte glazed white Parian porcelain nude cherubs who are playing with some gilt round small balls. Both of them are standing near an old cut gilt tree trunk. ...
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Early 20th Century Italian Renaissance Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Capodimonte late 19th Century White Porcelain Group of Male and Female Figurines
By Capodimonte
Located in Firenze, IT
A lovely antique Italian Capodimonte white porcelain biscuit male and female figurines sculptured in the round depicting in a very romantic moment. This centrepiece group features tw...
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19th Century Italian Romantic Antique Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of 20th Century Italian Hand-Painted Porcelain Capodimonte Wall Platters
By Capodimonte
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautiful pair of majolica wall plates would elevate any living room, kitchen, or dining room wall. Created in Italy circa 1980 and done in the Capodimonte style with high relie...
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Late 20th Century Italian Capodimonte

Materials

Majolica, Porcelain

Monumental Pair of Porcelain Capodimonte Table Lamps
By Capodimonte
Located in South Charleston, WV
Large and uncommon Capodimonte. Produced between 1920 and 1950. Each lamp measures 35” tall, 9” wide and 8” deep. The ceramic porcelain component are each 16” tall, 6” deep and 7” wi...
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Early 20th Century Italian Rococo Capodimonte

Materials

Brass

Italian 19th Century Louis XVI Style Capodimonte Porcelain Urns
By Capodimonte
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional pair of Italian 19th century Louis XVI st. Capo di Monte porcelain urns. Each urn is raised by a square base with a fine wrap around acanthus leaf design and beautiful...
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19th Century Italian Louis XVI Antique Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Large Antique Capodimonte Porcelain Plaque of a Naiad or Water Nymph
By Capodimonte
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine and large-scale Capodimonte porcelain plaque depicting a Naiad (or a water nymph from Greek mythology). She is attended by a small cherub and holds cattails in her hands. The ...
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Late 19th Century Italian Renaissance Antique Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Italian Midcentury Table Lamp with Ceramic Peacock by Capodimonte, Italy 1970s
By Capodimonte
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Beautiful table lamp with hand-painted colorful peacock - peafowl in ceramic. Made in Italy by Capodimonte during the 1970s. Excellent condition of the ceramic, brilliant colors. T...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Metal

1960s Italian Gold Renaissance Cherub Ashtray Dish Catchall Modern Regency Italy
By Capodimonte
Located in National City, CA
Italian Ashtray Angelic Dish 1960s Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Italian Gold Renaissance cherub ashtray dish catchall. Listing is for a single ashtray. Trimmed in 24-karat go...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Capodimonte Porcelain Sculpture of a Drunk Man and His Dog
By Capodimonte
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Capodimonte porcelain sculpture of a drunk man with a grey hat and his white terrier dog. He is seated in a chair holding a wine bottle with a grouchy look. He is wearing a...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Romantic Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Italian Porcelain Maiden with Child Statue, 1850s
By Capodimonte
Located in LEGNY, FR
Beautiful 19th century Italian porcelain Maiden and her child statue from the 1850s. A damage at the back of the maiden has been renovated. Beautiful quality. Capodimonte is a por...
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1850s European Antique Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Fine 19th Century Porcelain Capodimonte Group of Cherubs and a Goat
By Capodimonte
Located in Dallas, TX
This bright Capodimonte porcelain group of four putti and a goat symbolizes abundance and the spirit of life. Capodimonte was originally an 18th century Italian porcelain company tha...
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Late 19th Century Italian Classical Greek Antique Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Vitange Capodimonte Ceramic Birds Sculpture
By Capodimonte
Located in Grantham, GB
Beautiful vitange Italian Capodimonte ceramic birds sculpture beautiful condition.
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1970s Italian Arts and Crafts Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Ceramic

Veilleuse “Capodimonte “ Owl 1950 Italy
By Capodimonte
Located in Milano, IT
Veilleuse “Capodimonte “ Owl 1950 Italy.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Glazed Ceramic by Capodimonte Multifunctional Vase 1960s
By Capodimonte
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Stunning signed Capodimonte glazed ceramic 1960 the ceramic can be use for different purpose.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Ceramic

Italian 19th Century Capodimonte Porcelain Full-Relief Gallant Scene
By Capodimonte
Located in Firenze, IT
SHIPPING POLICY: No additional costs will be added to this order. Shipping costs will be totally covered by the seller (customs duties included). A monumental Italian Capodimonte c...
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1890s Italian Neoclassical Revival Antique Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Capodimonte Pharaoh Tutankhamon in Porcelain
By Capodimonte
Located in Antwerp, BE
Great sculpture representing Pharaoh TutanKhamon in Capodimonte Italia porcelain decorated and designed by Mario Pegorami is one of the most important artists representing the ancien...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Capodimonte

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Porcelain, Wood

Antique Capodimonte Porcelain Wall Plaque, Abduction of the Sabine Women, XIX C
By Capodimonte
Located in New York, NY
Marked with Capodimonte porcelain mark on the reverse. Original intricate wood and bronze frame, decorated with semi-precious stones. Dimensions: Height: 14.5 inches (36.25cm) ...
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1880s Italian Baroque Antique Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Mid Century Clam Shell Porcelain Bowl by Capodimonte, Italy
By Capodimonte
Located in Albano Laziale, Rome/Lazio
A shell bowl by Capodimonte in ivory white porcelain divided in three sections with gold edges. Marked with sticker Visconti and the crowned N. Perfect for different snacks or jewelr...
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20th Century Italian Baroque Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Capodimonte Cherub Lamp Stand
By Capodimonte
Located in Den Haag, NL
Capodimonte Italian porcelain cherub lamp stand, holding a cornucopia. With white porcelain flowers. On an imitation wooden base, the base is also porcelain. Very nice quality lamp s...
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1960s Italian Hollywood Regency Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Porcelain Bamboo Lamp, 1960's
By Capodimonte
Located in Paris, Ile-de-France
Porcelain bamboo lamp and brass base. The porcelain by Capodimonte fabric in Napoli, marked. Italy, 1960's New shade. Measures: Height total: 69 cm / 27.1 in. ( adjustable heig...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Brass

Capodimonte Porcelain Sculpture Tramp and a Nanny on a Bench, De Palmas, Italy
By Capodimonte
Located in Rome, IT
Splendid porcelain sculpture representing a tramp and a nanny feeding a child far from each other on a bench. Signed on the bottom with its original stamp "De Palmas, Capodimonte". I...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

1960s ASHTRAY Regency Gold Renaissance Cherub ITALY
By Capodimonte
Located in National City, CA
ASHTRAY 1960s Midcentury Modern Hollywood Regency Italian Gold Renaissance Cherub Ashtray Trimmed in 24kt Gold by Capodimonte signed stamped Italy. Dimensions are 7.5" x 7.5" Color...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Porcelain

Società Porcellane Artistiche midcentury spherical terracotta Italian floor lamp
By Capodimonte
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
1970s terracotta lamp by Società Porcellane Artistiche. Good condition electrically perfectly working.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Capodimonte

Materials

Terracotta

Capodimonte furniture for sale on 1stDibs

The Capodimonte furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Capodimonte furniture, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 42 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Capodimonte were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by Luciano Gaspari, Alessio Tasca and Oggetti if you want to add more options. The prices for Capodimonte furniture can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $250 and tops out at $14,200, while pieces like these can sell for $1,912.

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