Vintage Hand-Painted Italian Capodimonte Ginger Jar Vase with Playful Children
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13.75H x 6.50W x 5.50D
This vintage hand-painted Capodimonte Ginger Jar Vase from Italy dating to the 1950s is guaranteed to brighten your day! Adorable nude children cavort playfully in raised relief around this charming vintage Italian Ginger Jar. With an open, reticulated pattern, colorful handles, and signed by Capodimonte, this vintage Capodimonte vase would look wonderful in your collection. A charming child sits at the top of this vintage ginger jar and covers his mouth in surprise - suddenly shy in his nakedness.
The word ceramic originates from the ancient Greek word keramikos, meaning potter's clay. The practice of making ceramics has been in existence for nearly 30,000 years. Clay, the primary ingredient for any ceramic, is primarily made of aluminum silicate, which is a malleable soil from crumbling rocks. Ceramics can be grouped according to the type of clay used, the temperature at which the clay is fired, and the duration of the firing.
In overall good condition. Antique and vintage items by their very nature show normal wear to finish and miscellaneous scratches, nicks, and dings due to age and use. As we define 'good condition' relative to the stated age of the piece, we would expect to see 'character marks' consistent with that age and could include nicks or dings to a wooden, metal, enamel, or chalkware object, wear to a painted surface, speckling on a mirror, crazing, wear to gilding, or manufacturing glaze skips in ceramic finish, wear to a label, and some original decorative trim may be missing. If ceramic/porcelain restoration has been done, it is of museum-quality so that it is hardly discernible and would be specifically mentioned in the listing. 'Good condition' could include very small fleabite chips or very small hairline cracks in any glass, ceramic, or marble item, but these would be specifically mentioned in the listing.
Shows normal wear to the finish and a small chip on the underside of the lid due to age and use.
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True pieces of Capodimonte are marked with a crown and the letter N and sometimes the word Capodimonte.
Capodimonte CAPODIMONTE (aka Capo Di Monte)
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 and his second wife, the Italian Elizabeth Farnese, married Maria Amalia, daughter of the King of Saxony, Augustus III of Poland and granddaughter of Augustus II, 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.
Capodimonte was extremely influential in Italy and many other Italian potters imitated their designs, especially those with flowers and mythological scenes. Capodimonte style denotes ceramics made in the general style of Capodimonte, although most pieces are not made of porcelain. A great many of these pieces were made in the 1950s and 1960s. Most of these Capodimonte style pieces are marked Bassano (a city focused on ceramic production in the Marche region) or simply Italy.
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- Width: 6.5 inches
- Height: 13.75 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 2.69 pounds
- Used - Good. See description for more details.