Antique and Vintage Italian Chandelier Product Details
Dimensions (inches): 18.50H x 28W x 28D
From Ceiling 18H
Comment: The pretty pastel colors and sweet renderings of flowers always combine in a Capodimonte chandelier to create an exquisite piece of lighting. This vintage chandelier from Italy is no exception, dating to around 1950. The metal chandelier is cast with 8 flowing arms adorned with ceramic Capodimonte flower ornaments. Charming floral Capodimonte cups at the end of each curving arm support the eight lights, which are electric candles to give an antique look but with modern convenience. This superb chandelier is a decorative delight for any room where you want a splash of color and a cheerful floral light fitting. Imagine this very pretty vintage Capodimonte chandelier hanging over your kitchen table or illuminating your bedroom!
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>
Mark: EuroLux Home
Bulb Included: False
Bulb Base Type: Candelabra E12,Candelabra E12,Candelabra E12,Candelabra E12,Candelabra E12
Bulb Wattage: 25W
Bulb Quantity Type: 8
Condition of this Antique and Vintage Chandelier
Used - Good
Item Specifics: Shows wear to the finish and miscellaneous nicks, dings and scratches due to age and use, especially on ceiling cap.
Shipping for this Italian Chandelier
Free Shipping: Free shipping only applies within the Contiguous 48 United States and this item will be shipped via Greyhound Bus. Larger items (under 100 pounds) shipping via Greyhound are transported to your door by courier service. Greyhound service normally takes 1 to 3 weeks for delivery, depending on delivery location. Someone must be present to accept and sign for the delivery. All shipments include Insurance.