Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 6

Italian 19th Century Capodimonte Group of a Satyr, Bacchante and Putto

US$4,499.12

About

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 porcelain 17 inches (43.2 cm) The satyr seated on rockwork, gazing amorously at the bacchante as she bends toward a putto at their feet.

Details

  • Creator
    Capodimonte (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 43 cm (16.93 in)Width: 24 cm (9.45 in)Depth: 24 cm (9.45 in)
  • Style
    Neoclassical Revival (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1890s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Firenze, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4533214888822

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping

    Ships From: Firenze, Italy
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More
Parts of this page have been automatically translated. 1stDibs cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations. English is the default language of this website.

About the Artist

Capodimonte

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.

Find antique and vintage Capodimonte porcelain on 1stDibs.

About the Seller
4.5
Located in Firenze, Italy
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
1stDibs seller since 2019
17 sales on 1stDibs
More From This Seller
  • A 20th Century Capodimonte bisque group of the putti
    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). Height : 17cm
    Category

    Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Revival Porcelain

    Materials

    Porcelain

  • 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...
    Category

    Antique 1890s Italian Neoclassical Revival Figurative Sculptures

    Materials

    Porcelain

  • 19th Century Carved Marble Figure of a Bacchanalian Putto
    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). Marble figure depicting a putto ho...
    Category

    Antique 1890s Italian Victorian Figurative Sculptures

    Materials

    Marble

  • 19th Century Italian Patinated Bronze Relief Plaque of the Nativity
    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). Mary and Joseph and various other ...
    Category

    Antique Late 19th Century Italian Rococo Revival Figurative Sculptures

    Materials

    Bronze

  • Venetian 18th Century a Door-Knocker Putto
    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). Made in bronze in the shape of a p...
    Category

    Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Louis XVI Figurative Sculptures

    Materials

    Bronze

  • Copeland Parian Ware Bust of Flora, circa 1870
    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). An attractive Copeland Parian ware...
    Category

    Antique 1890s English Victorian Porcelain

    Materials

    Porcelain

You May Also Like

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...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Classical Greek Porcelain

Materials

Porcelain

Early 19th Century Capodimonte Figural Group
Located in Dublin 8, IE
Early 19th century Capodimonte lively figural group of two women tending to a gentleman’s hair with playful little dog, circa 1820.
Category

Antique 1820s Irish Porcelain

Materials

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...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Belle Époque Porcelain

Materials

Bronze

Vintage Capodimonte Ceramic and Gold Decorative Item of a Reading Child, Italy
By Capodimonte
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1960s. This reading child is made in Capodimonte ceramic, which has been lacquered and hand-painted with pure gold. This item might show slight traces of use since i...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Gold

Naples Capodimonte Porcelain Lidded Tankard, Italian Early 19th Century
By Capodimonte
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a Naples (Capodimonte) Porcelain Lidded Tankard with deep relief body, which we date to the early 19th Century and made in Naples, Italy. The tankard is hand made with dee...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Italian Classical Roman Ceramics

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.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Art Deco Animal Sculptures

Materials

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...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Italian Figurative Sculptures

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...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic

Una and the Lion Parian Statue English, 19th Century
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique parian sculpture of Una and the Lion. Great detail. English. Mid-19th century. Presented by Joseph Dasta Antiques.
Category

Antique 19th Century Neoclassical Revival Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Una and the Lion Parian Statue English, 19th Century
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique parian sculpture of Una and the Lion. Great detail. English. Mid-19th century. Presented by Joseph Dasta Antiques.
Category

Antique 19th Century Neoclassical Revival Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Trusted Global Delivery