Antique and Vintage Italian Bowl Product Details
Dimensions (inches):13.25H x 12W x 10D
Comment:This pretty Capodimonte-style vintage lidded bowl will look adorable wherever you display it. The vintage Bassano ceramic bowl from Italy dates to around 1950 and it is decorated with pink and orange flowers. The lidded bowl is useful to keep small treasures such as jewelry or as a secret cache for candy. It is a charming choice for your vintage or Country Cottage decor, whether you display it in your living room or admire it on your bedroom dressing table. It makes a very nice and unique gift too. The ceramic vintage Capodimonte-style Bassano bowl stands more than 13 inches high and it measures 12 inches wide and 10 inches deep.
Style: 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 Bowl
Used - Good
Item Specifics:There is a hiarline crack on the inner rim of the lid and minor chips on the flower petals due to age and use.
Availability for this Italian Bowl
Availability:Available for Immediate Shipment
Shipping for this Italian Bowl
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