This is a beautiful pair of large antique Italian Capodimonte porcelain plaques Circa 1820 in date.
The plaques are housed in decorative ebonised frames that have a plethora of ormolu mount and spandrels that are inset with semi-precious stones including carnelian, lapislazuli and agate.
They feature the scenes of the Nativity and Adam and Eve being banished from the garden of Eden by Archangel Jophiel, each is superbly hand painted and enamelled.
The bear the blue N mark on the underside for Capodimonte Naples porcelain.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 51 x Width 45 x Depth 4
Dimensions in inches:
Height 20.1 x Width 17.7 x Depth 1.6
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: 09440A