I was wondering
if you could provide me with some information. I have recently acquired
this stunning Capodimonte tea set. it includes 6 saucers and 6 tea cups,
creamer and covered sugar. Cups are gold lined. Teapot is 7 inches without
the lid. very ornate with lions on lids and Swan like heads on the ends
of all handles and teapot. All pieces are in mint condition. It came
complete in the lined box that closes and locks. There is no damage
anywhere on the pieces. As you can see from the pix the marking is R.Capodimonte
below a crest with E B on each side. I surely hope you can tell me something
about these pieces. Charles Town, WV
I could not find entire tea sets in the books. At best I could find
a cup and saucer current value $150 but really no description to speak
of. I am showing your pictures so that others who may know something about this set can pass the information
along. I do want you to view the factory
marks. I also want you to view a vase which is made in the "capodimonte style" and currently sells
for $24.95. At any rate, your set is very nice, but may only have been
made in the last few years and valued at $75 - $100. I am afraid that
these pieces might not be made in Italy at all, and chances are they
could be made in "Asia". What makes your set very special
is the gold lined cups...you should get a professional opionion.
could contact Mr. James Highfield who specializes in Capo-di-monte to
find out what he thinks...his address is 1601 Lincoln Way East, South
Bend, IN 46613. And if you decide to get a professional opinion, we
would like you to pass the information on to us.
pictures - View Vase - View
Capodimonte Style Coffee Set
have a figurine made in Italy of Little Red Riding Hood with a base
that measures about 7.5 inches across and stands about 12 inches tall.
The warranty tag says "This is to certify that the article countersigned
by the accompanying certificate of origin belonging to PORCELLANE MARZIA
collection of MENEGHETTI has been hand made according to the standards
of the ancient school of CAPODIMONTE and the signature of the artist
is a guarantee of the genuiness, origin and legality of this model."
On the back of the base is a logo that looks like an N with a crown
over and the words MADE IN ITALY below it and a name engraved into the
base as well. Is this an item of value?
item is not listed in the book, however, I believe that it is a valuable
figurine due to its size and theme.
I have a glazed
porcelain bowl that belonged to my mother. On the bottom in gold is
written Capodimonte Italy 716. It is a short bowl with cherubs and a
lot of gold detail. My mother had it for years. Is it worth anything?
the current catalog I have seen a "short bowl with cherubs" (now called
a centerpiece a-hem) for $550.00. If you would like to view the bowl,
please visit http://www.emilysgifts.com/armani8.htm You can make a comparison - if your bowl is similar, larger, smaller,
more ornate or less then you can be relatively close in your guesstimate
as to the value of your bowl.
Subject: Capodimonte Lamps
I have come across two beautiful
"Capodimonte" lamps. My problem is that the lamps say Italy in gold
paint, but, there is no signature or stamp (that I can see). On the
bottom there is a sticker with the Capodimonte emblem but that could
have easily been placed there. The lamps are of Capodimonte style, they
are tall, black, gold and white in color. There are oval scenes on each
side of each lamp. On one side the scene is of three cherubs holding
a wreath/garland (cameo style). On the other side is a scene of a woman
sitting with a man bent over kissing her hand (cameo style). There are
4 cameo's of a mans head around the base of the lamp. Any idea if this
is a true Capodimonte or of its value?
Though I do not
know the value of your lamps, it does sound like they are true Capodimonte
lamps. The term Capodimonte
was originally a fine porcelain produced at a "castle on the mountain"
overlooking Naples, the term currently describes a highly ornate style
rather than an actual product. Frequently features flowers, fruits and
courtly or native figures. View Sample
Hi, Found these two lamps with shades at my mother-in-laws. Not sure if they are authentic Capodimontes since the marking is not in blue. Nor have I found them on the internet. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Capodimonte is a style of painting that many factories in Italy used. They are Capodimonte Lamps (Base) as the marking shows, but I do not know what factory nor the year.
Subject: Capodimonte vase
I would like to have information
on the age and value of a Capodimonte vase I purchased. This vase is
approximately 14" high, is about 8" across the top and narrows to a
pedestal and then flares out at the bottom. It has two handles at the
narrow end right before the pedestal. The upper part of the vase is
covered with human figures and I'm not sure if they are cherubs or half
man half beast. There are trees, buildings, plants and the bottom has
what looks like angel heads with wings. The trademark is a crown with
the R. Capodimonte underneath plus the initials G on one side of the
crown and B on the other. There is also Italy and 1535/371 in gold.
Thank you for your help.
Is this a vase
or is the top shaped more like a bowl? There are no vases in my current
Armani catalog to compare prices, but there are decorative bowls on
pedestals similar to your description, but definitely cherubs, not man
and beast. If the vase is full color - meaning brilliantly luminous,
full-color finish as opposed to the use of one color which allows the
flesh tones of the figurine's exposed skin to be dominant, then I would
think that your vase could be worth a minimum of $550.00. However, this
is sight unseen and I could be picturing your vase entirely wrong -
Are the cherubs painted on or are they actually figurines that are dimensional?
My "ball park estimate" is for actual figures and not just painted on
figures. I have scanned some of the decorative bowls onto my web site
so that you can compare the look and the prices. You may view the bowls
Subject: Capodimonte Water Fountain
I recently bought was I was told
was a Capodimonte water fountain. There are 2 dolphins, and only one
has a waterspout. It sits inside a ceramic/porcelain piece shell that
is on top of a pedestal. My question is, I have never heard of a water
fountain made by Capodimonte, but I hear the name and I jump. I see
the N with the Crown on the pedestal, but no where else. How can I actually
know if the item is truly a capodimonte? Is there any distinguishing
marks to indicate an authentic capodimonte? Thank you for your help!
does have the markings of Capodimonte - Blue N and crown. I do not see
any fountains in my current book so I cannot give you an estimate of
its value at this time. Remember, Capodimonte is a term that describes
a style rather than a product. Sometimes there are numbers or edition
numbers in the mold itself which could give more information.
I have 2 lamps - vaselike - in
the capodimonte style. They are handed signed "CAPOMUNTE" 6212/ITALY.
There is no trademark blue N/with crown. Do you know of capomunte and
do you know what their value might be?
I have no information