I recently came across this huge CAPODIMONTE porcelain figure piece.
by Edd (NW Indiana, USA)
This is a huge Capodimonte figure and it is 16 inches at it's widest point.
The Capodimonte figure depicts a gentleman and two ladies sitting on a sofa. The gentleman and one of the ladies are playing the violin.
My problem is trying to determine the age of this Capodimonte porcelain figure.
I have looked around at other antiques sites and what I have been seeing tells me that this could be from around the late 18th to early 19th century, which would make the figure around 150 to 200 years old.
- There is a crown above an N stamped on the inside of the figure and it says CAPODIMONTE in capital letters.
- The end of one of the violins is broken off. Other than that, this figure is in pretty good condition.
- I have scoured it for flea bites and other condition issues and have found none other than the broken violin.
As I have stated before this is a very large piece Measuring 16 inch wide x 15 inch tall x 8 inch deep.
I guess most people would be interested in where I got this huge Capodimonte porcelain figure and how much did I pay for it?
Well I actually bought this stunning Capodimonte porcelain figure at a church re-sale for a whopping $2.00.
The first photo above shows the size of the Capodimonte Porcelain Figure compared to a dollar bill. The left of the three photos above shows a full frontal view of the figure with the next two photos showing a close up of the quality of the Capodimonte figures and the Capodimonte makers marks.
If anyone can add any other information about it, I'd greatly appreciate the feedback.