Friday, May 8, 2009

Unique Capodimonte Collections

I have here some photos of Capodimonte for you to see. I know that a lot of people still don't have any idea of what it is. I hope to share more photos of capodimonte next time. Here are some of the unique collections of Ceramiche Devis. Feel free to visit their official sites located on the sidebar for more unique capodimonte collections.

beautifully design Capodimonte Porcelain Collections from Italy

Friday, May 1, 2009

Capodimonte Porcelain Blog

This a blog is about Capodimonte Porcelain and other porcelain and ceramic collections. You can find below the history of capodimonte and how it exist. I will be showing you pictures of capodimonte in my next post. I know that there are still a lot of people who don't know what are capodimonte. I will also post here in a few days, a factory that makes Capodimonte Porcelain.

History of Capodimonte
Capodimonte porcelain actually dates back centuries. The first pieces fired by this company were produced in Naples, Italy from 1759 to 1780 at the Royal Factory, according to the Capodimonte Limited website.

“The Capodimonte name was synonymous with the finest quality Neapolitan porcelain and ceramics from that period onward,” the site explains. The Royal Factory, which no longer exists, came to being when King Charles of Naples married Maria Amalia. She was the granddaughter of Augustus II, who in addition to being the King of Poland, also founded the first European hard paste porcelain factory in Meissen, Germany.

King Charles developed a curiosity about porcelain through his new wife’s family. This interest turned into a passion that led to many years of research and development before the Royal Factory came about.

Once the formula for porcelain paste was perfected, many skilled craftsmen and artisans, both men and women, worked to produce fine Capodimonte pieces. Plates, vases, small and large bowls, tea and coffee cups, large and small jugs, sugar bowls, tea caddies, teapots, snuff-boxes, and walking stick handles mounted in gold are among the fine pieces produced at the factory in Italy.

The factory eventually moved to Spain and back to Italy again several decades later under the direction of King Charles’ son, Ferdinand. During this period, the shape, style and decoration of the porcelain production was similar to that of the original Capodimonte factory.

Thanks for Pamela Wiggins for sharing the history of Capodimonte at

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