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Capodimonte Porcelain Five Lights Chandelier with Putti and Floral Patterns

$3,074.25

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One of a kind magnificent porcelain chandelier exceptional quality crafted by the renowned Italian Capodimonte manufactory. This enchanting five lights porcelain chandelier is fully decorated with hand-painted putti and flowers motif rendered in soft tones with gold accents throughout. It exemplifies the Rococo style with its rich decoration. Three ornately detailed cherubs sit atop the centre column, each arm is fantastically decorated with porcelain flowers. The arms and the final part of the chandelier are enriched with a pendant decorated with floral patterns. The golden details make this chandelier even more precious and sophisticated. A very charming and rare Italian work of art that will perfectly illuminate any room. Measures: Height with the chain 135 cm. Height fixture 75 cm. Diameter 60 cm. Five E14 bulbs.

Details

  • Creator
    Capodimonte (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.53 in (75 cm)Diameter: 23.63 in (60 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960-1975
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. There are a few flowers slightly damaged.
  • Seller Location
    Antwerp, BE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU950411998081

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About the Manufacturer

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.

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