ORIGIN OF THE WORK: Queen of Hearts Alpharetta Internet 2001
Figurine of Dentist and Patient. Painful looking as this patient|
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.