THE ARTIST: Giuseppe Cappe - Capodimonte
ORIGIN OF THE WORK: Capodimonte - England (Internet 2001)
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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 maily
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.