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THE ARTIST: Capodimonte

ORIGIN OF THE WORK: U.S.A (Internet 2003)

Capodimonte porcelain is the finest and most perfect grade
of Italian artistic pottery and one of the most appreciated
handicrafts for its craftsmanship and detailed qualities.
The name "Capodimonte" (Top of the hill) is mainly binded to the city of
Naples and, particularly, to the kingdom of Charles III of Bourbon who,
in 1743, built on the hill near to the royal palace, just called
Capodimonte, a factory to produce porcelain that can reach the glory of
the best European factories, first of all the Meissen factory.
The production, firstly identified with the Bourbon lily then,
under Ferdinand IV with the famous crowned N, ends near 1820.
Part of the models and of the moulds is achieved by
Doccia (now Richard-Ginori) while the remains is lost.
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