Antique and Vintage Italian Basket Product Details
4.50H x 7.50W x 7.25DThis pretty Capodimonte-style flower basket will look darling on your dressing table or displayed in your living room. The Bassano vintage ceramic basket from Italy dates to around 1950 and it is decorated with pink and yellow flowers on either side of the basket handle. Marked on the bottom with Bassano, the manufacturer's name, the ceramic Capodimonte-style basket is a lovely choice for your vintage or Country Cottage dcor. It is 4.5 inches high, 7.5 inches wide and 7.25 inches deep.
Capodimonte <div>CAPODIMONTE (aka Capo Di Monte)</div><div>The most famous porcelain manufacturer in Italy was Capodimonte, which was founded in 1736 at the Royal Court in Naples. Charles VII (1738 1759), son of Philip V of Spain, married Maria Amalia, granddaughter of Augustus II of Poland, founder of the Meissen porcelain factory in Germany. Charles VII wanted to create a porcelain factory in Italy that would rival that of Meissen. Without much initial success, he built a larger factory in 1743 in the Royal Wood of Capodimonte. Upon the death of Philip V, Charles moved to Spain to ascend the throne as Charles III of Spain and moved the entire production with him to Madrid, including all the molds and the skilled artists. Eventually Ferdinand IV King of Naples (1759 1816) returned the porcelain manufacture to Naples, where it continued as a royal factory until 1807. The high-quality works were in great demand throughout Europe. At that time, it was sold to a commercial corporation, which later closed in 1821. The business, including the original molds, was divided and sold in lots to several companies that still use the molds and the Capodimonte mark of a crown with a blue N today. Two of these companies are Doccia and Societe Richard Ceramica, also known as Ginori.</div><div>Capodimonte was extremely influential in Italy and many Italian potters imitated their designs, especially those with flowers and mythological scenes. In modern usage today, Capodimonte denotes ceramics made in the general style and fashion of those made by the 18th century Neapolitan porcelain manufacturer, although most pieces today are not made of porcelain. A great many of these pieces were made in the 1950s and 1960s. Many of these Capodimonte style pieces are marked Bassano (a city focused on ceramic production in the Marche region) or simply Italy, or even without a mark at all.</div>
Condition of this Antique and Vintage Basket
Used - Good
Shows normal wear and chips to the flower petals due to age and use.
Availability for this Italian Basket
Available for Immediate Shipment.
Shipping for this Italian Basket
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