THE ARTIST: Scapinello Capodimonte
ORIGIN OF THE WORK: Capodimonte - Baltimor, U.S.A Internet 2001
Capodimonte porcelain is the finest and most perfect gradeof 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 toproduce 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.