A Pair of Capodimonte Teabowls and Saucers

Offered by E & H Manners
A Pair of Capodimonte Teabowls and Saucers

A Pair of Capodimonte Teabowls and Saucers

Offered by E & H Manners
Date & Origin c. 1750, Italy
Dimensions
Provenance The Property of a Nobleman, sold Christie's London, 28 November 1975, lot 47 lot 32
Collezione Fiordalisi, Naples
Description
Teabowl 4.7 cm high, saucers 13.3 cm across


Decorated on either side with two sprays of oriental style flowers, fiori coreani, the border with baroque gilt ornament.

This type of flower painting is unique to Capodimonte and displays a delightful disregard of botanical authenticity with a whole variety of different flowers and coloured leaves growing on the same stem. The closest influence is the baroque oriental flower painting found on Meissen Augustus Rex vases of the early 1730’s. The gilt border is also taken from Meissen laub und bandelwerk.
Signed / Inscribed
Fleur-de-lys marks in blue
Condition
No restoration
£9,000.00
Dimensions
Description
Teabowl 4.7 cm high, saucers 13.3 cm across


Decorated on either side with two sprays of oriental style flowers, fiori coreani, the border with baroque gilt ornament.

This type of flower painting is unique to Capodimonte and displays a delightful disregard of botanical authenticity with a whole variety of different flowers and coloured leaves growing on the same stem. The closest influence is the baroque oriental flower painting found on Meissen Augustus Rex vases of the early 1730’s. The gilt border is also taken from Meissen laub und bandelwerk.

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