This is a beautiful antique Italian Naples Capodimonte porcelain casket, late 19th Century in date.
The box and cover are superbly decorated with polychrome enamels in relief with classical scenes of Venus surounded by cupids. It features decorative ormolu mounts to the lid and handle.
The scenes are moulded in relief and decorated in polychrome enamels.
It is a superb porcelain casket ideal for your treasured items.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 8 x Width 13 x Depth 13
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3.1 x Width 5.1 x Depth 5.1
Capodimonte porcelain is porcelain created by the Capodimonte porcelain manufactory, which was established in Naples, Italy, in 1743. Capodimonte porcelain was made in direct emulation of Meissen porcelain. Capodimonte is famous for its moulded figurines and its decorative modelled flowers applied to cups and vases.
The Capodimonte porcelain tradition endured thanks to the creativity of the Neapolitan artists. During the second half of the 19th century, the first handicraft factories were created. They were all family-managed. In 1867, Alfonso Majello, knighted “Cavaliere del Lavoro”, founded the Majellofactory, which continues to produce Capodimonte porcelain.
In 2012 the first e-store of Capodimonte Porcelain is founded by Vincenzo Castaldo through “Capodimonte’s Finest”.
Our reference: 09743