Large Vintage Capodimonte Chandelier  1950 Italy  Figural Cherub Motif  6 Arms

Large Vintage Capodimonte Chandelier 1950 Italy Figural Cherub Motif 6 Arms

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Dimensions (inches):
23H x 30.50W x 30.50D
From Ceiling 7H
This large vintage Capodimonte chandelier features an unusual and delightful cherub motif! In various scenes on the ceramic body, winged putti frolic and share fruit against a bucolic background. Even the candle holders feature our charming fellows in various states of play. Pastel colors ranging from the soft blue of the sky to blush pink bring the scenes to life. Six simple metal arms hold electric candles to light the night for the cherubs -- or you! This relatively rare Italian chandelier lighting design doesn't become available very often. Picture how sweet this vintage Italian chandelier, which dates to 1950, will look in your living area or a child's bedroom! This vintage Capodimonte light fixture measures over 30 inches in diameter and is 23 inches high. Make a splash anywhere in your decor with this angelic cherub chandelier!
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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>
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Used - Good
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Shows normal wear to the metal finish and minor crazing to the ceramic finish. There is a crack in the decorative metal band around the candle on one arm and fleabites to the top edges of the ceramic bobeches, neither of which is visible from the floor.
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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.