Handpainted CAPODIMONTE STYLE Porcelain Lamp 42" Tall Vintage "WORKS. This gorgeous (late 1930's - early 1940's) hand-painted Capodimonte Style lamp is pattern F278, and it features Three beautifully painted porcelain figurines Picking from a floral tree. Capodimonte is known for extremely high-quality porcelain, and this lamp comes with a Globe glass shade that is also hand-painted with an absolutely stunning floral pattern and soft colors that would fit in most any display, and as a Capodimonte Style piece from its era, this piece is a must have for any collector.
Any of our customers are not sure what Capodimonte means. It is a style accredited to the very finest Italian porcelain, and its fascinating origins date to the eighteenth century when Charles VII of Naples and Sicily took Princess Maria Amelia Christina of Saxony for his bride on October 31, 1737. He crowning artistic achievement of Charles VII remains the porcelain room he created for his bride in their summer place at Portici. The ceilings, walls and floors were constructed entirely of porcelain and mirrors.
This dazzling display of artistry was to inspire his son, Ferdinand IV, to inherit his father, s passion for porcelain. N 1743, The Royal Manufactory of Porcelain was erected on the grounds of the royal place. It stood high atop a hill, and it soon became known to all as Capodimonte, which means "top of the mountain".Hile this could have been a sad ending, it was not. As the artisans made their way back to their towns and villages in Italy, they brought with them their spirit, resolve and their skills. Soon hundreds of small shops and factories all over Italy were making available to everyone that which was once reserved for Kings and Queens... Note: This Piece is very large, heavy and fragile. PLEASE NOTE: Almost all the items we sell are vintage in nature. Many of these items have seen decades of use. Please understand and expect a base line of wear. None of our items will have above average wear for their age and more often they have less.
Our pictures are taken from all angles and should be considered part of the description. If you would like additional photos, or if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.If it is in perfect condition we will note that in our ad. The item "Handpainted CAPODIMONTE Style Porcelain Lamp 42 Tall Vintage WORKS" is in sale since Tuesday, June 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Lamps". The seller is "junkyarddogstore" and is located in Spring Hill, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.